2014 CP Of NYS Annual Conference

2014 Annual Conference Draws Nearly 700 to Albany, October 20-22

A downtown Albany hotel was the site of the CP of NYS Annual Conference for the first time in the 54 year history of the statewide event. 

Nearly 700 people from across the state attended 50 educational and informational sessions and meetings pertaining to issues important to people with disabilities, their families and people and organizations who support them.

Two sessions, “Kansas & Michigan Experiences With Managed Care” and “Michigan Innovative/Person-Centered Programs,” were recorded; the videos of those sessions will be available on the CP of NYS website in early November.

Other speakers included nationally known sportscaster Jason Benetti, Author Rachel Simon, and speech pathologist and iPad consultant Tammy Taylor.

 2014 CP of NYS Online Journal

Online Journal


Speaker Information & Presentations Coming Soon!

Speaker Information & Presentations

 Lorilee Behler

Lorilee Behler, the 2014 Robert Schonhorn Direct Support Professional of the Year, speaks to the nearly 400 people attending the CP of NYS Annual Awards Dinner, October 20 at the CP of NYS Annual Conference in Albany.

2014 CP of NYS Annual Award Winners 





 Karen Kiefel

Karen Kiefel (UCPA of Nassau County) receives the Anthony J. Koenig Volunteer Service Award from CP of NYS Board Members Robert DiFrancesco and Natalie Rogers (right), along with Jackie Koenig (second from right).

 Irwin Siegel Agency Inc.




 Louis Russo

Louis Russo (UCP of NYC) accepts the Al Felmet Achievement Award at the 2014 CP of NYS Annual Awards Dinner.


Aspire-Niagara Attendees

Attendees from Aspire of WNY and Niagara CP enjoying the Conference.


Karis Davis  Natalie Rogers Employee of the Year winner Karis Davis of Queens Centers for Progress.

 Abou Dewan & Hanna Company Inc


eVero Corporation


Focused Wealth Management  


Niagara University

Relph Benefit Advisors




Community Care Rx, Inc.

PrecisionCare Software

St. Margaret's Center

 Julie Bissell

2014 Visions of New York Art Contest winner Julie Bissell

 2014 Visions of New York Art Contest

2014 Visions of New York Art Contest

 UCP Suffolk Conference Attendees

Representatives from UCP Suffolk accept the 2014 Program Innovation Award


Elks - 50 Years Working Hand in Hand Left to right, Robert DiFrancesco, James Peace (Board Chair, NYS Elks Major Projects, Inc.), Susan Constantino (President & CEO of CP of NYS) and Natalie Rogers celebrate 50 years of Working Hand in Hand with the NYS Elks Association.



 Thank You Moderators



 Lou Withiam  2014 Elks Award Winner

Elks Award Winner Lou Withiam


 Ann Meath

Ann Meath (center) accepts Employer of the Year Award on behalf of Wegman's Food Markets

 Marilyn Astarita

Marilyn Astarita, from Jawonio (center) received the Daniel Wieder Leadership at the CP of NYS Annual Awards Dinner.