THE MISSION of the Epilepsy Society of Southern New York, Inc., and Capabilities Partnership Inc., is to provide comprehensive services to people with epilepsy and other neurological, physical and developmental disabilities and their families for the promotion of independence and quality of life. All of our services and programs focus on activities which help the individual live independently in the community with dignity.
OUR VISION encompasses a continued dedication to those we serve, a broadened scope of service with increased opportunities for all who suffer in isolation and a community of acceptance for all.
OUR SERVICES and programs are provided in the lower Hudson Valley of New York State. They include education and training, advocacy, vocational services, service coordination, and community independence training. We provide services under OPWDD’s Home and Community Based Waiver Program and Department of Health’s Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver Program. It is our goal to assist all individuals in these programs to reach their optimal growth potential.
WITH AN OFFICE in Middletown in Orange County, as well as our main office in West Nyack in Rockland County, we are ideally situated to serve all seven lower New York counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.
Janice W. Gay, our founding executive director
THE EPILEPSY SOCIETY of Southern New York, Inc., (ESSNY) was formed in 1977 by Janice W. Gay and a group of concerned people whose lives epilepsy had touched in some way. The Society grew from a grass roots organization of support groups to a registered non-profit agency governed by it's Executive Director and a voluntary Board of Directors.
CAPABILITIES PARTNERSHIP, INC., was formed in 2006 to provide comprehensive services to persons of all cultures with challenging disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, epilepsy, those suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and neurological, physical and visual impairments.
Together, they form Capabilities--an organization founded more than 30 years ago, and which continues to build on its past, while adapting to the future.
Hours Of Operation
Our normal office hours are:
Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday - 9am-4pm
Anna Vero • Executive Director of Administration
Kim Egan • Executive Director of Clinical Services
Jodi Molluzzo • Office Manager
Rosemary Bohn • Administrative Assistant
Andrew Smith • P/T Communication Specialist
Kali Fiore • Manager of MSC Services
Erin Drury • Manager of Consumer Independence
Tommy Fiore • SDP Coordinator / Living Skills Trainer
Caroline Negersmith • Manager of TBI Services
Darshana Bhatt • Service Coordinator
Patti Drum • P/T Structured Day Program Specialist
Christine Giglio • Service Coordinator
Kristen Hveem • Service Coordinator
Christy Kniffin • Service Coordinator
Jessica Lupi • Service Coordinator
Chrissy Keahon •P/T Service Coordinator / P/T Community Integration Specialist
Lisa Fiore • Director of Vocational Services
Tara Quackenbush • Manager of Vocational Services
Mary Leo • Senior Employment Specialist
Keith Parfitt • Employment Specialist
Annie Scott • Sr. Employment Specialist
Diane Booras • Jr. Employment Specialist
Kate Napolitano •P/T Jr. Employment Specialist / SDP Coordinator
Randi Packes • P/T Employment Specialist
Our Board Of Directors
James J. Powers, Esq. • President
Daniel Rothstein • Treasurer
Joseph J. DeLosa • Secretary
David J. Dickoff, MD
W. Allen Hauser, MD
Michael Infante, CPA
Denise P. Mann
James Prodafikas, PhD
Joseph W. Simmel
Our Professional Advisory Board
David J. Dickoff, MD
Aristea S. Galanopoulou, MD, PhD
Georgina Galante, RPh MS
Robert R. Goodman, MD, PhD
Susan Walton Greenhill, PNP
W. Allen Hauser, MD
Barbara Sue Koppel, MD
Olgica Laban-Grant, MD
Daniel J. Luciano, MD
Solomon L. Moshe, MD
Alison M. Pack, MD
Theodore B. Rosenzweig, Esq.
Glenn M. Seliger, MD
Jay E. Selman, MD
Shlomo Shinnar, MD, PhD
Baldev Kaur Singh, MD
Howard L. Weiner, MD