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Emil Baker, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR); Sharon Alleyne, NYSID and Army Reserves; Ron Romano, NYSID president & CEO; Vinnie Nicosia, office of NYS Senator George Amedore; and Patrick Piccirilli, ESGR

Thanks to everyone who attended our March 27 Veterans’ Summit. Presenters included:

Richard Gray, Ph.D., research director, Research and Recognition Project

Debbie Pennock, founder, A Beacon Of Love, Inc.

U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Curran, MBA, instructor/developer, Green to Gold for Veterans Personal Finance and Career Development course, Rockland Community College

Meghan Conroy Florkowski, director of entrepreneurship programs, Syracuse University

Among the legislative staffers who attended:

Dan Casale, constituent representative, Senator Kathleen Marchione (R/C/I-43), member of the NYS Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

Vinnie Nicosia, deputy director of operations, Senator George Amedore (R/C/I-46), member of the NYS Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

Visit our NYSID Veterans' Resources & News page on Facebook and like, share or comment on our posts. You'll find information and photos on NYSID's Battle Buddy Centers, Veterans' Summits, veterans' initiatives and more.

March 27 PowerPoint presentations


Please join us for our next Veterans' Summit on Wednesday, June 14.

NYSID supports job creation efforts for service veterans through our member agencies and assists other veterans' support programs, promoting quality of life for veterans as they reconnect to the New York State workforce.

NYSID has hosted quarterly Veterans' Summits since 2009, providing an in-person clearinghouse for individuals and organizations supporting veterans with disabilities in New York State.

NYSID supports Battle Buddy Centers, which are safe havens for veterans to socialize with their fellow veterans and receive services they need. Visit http://www.battlebuddycenter.com.


NYSID also maintains a Veterans Contact Directory which lists veterans' service provider government agencies and not-for-profit organizations available in New York State counties.

We hope you find these videos and articles informative, and we encourage you to join NYSID in expanding veterans' outreach, employment and business initiatives.

Veterans' Summit

PDF Veterans' Summit Presenters

March 28, 2017 NYSID Recognized for Support of Guard and Reserve During Summit

Pictured l-r: U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Curran, Debbie Pennock, Richard Gray, Ph.D., and Meghan Conroy Florkowski

December 15, 2016 NYSID Hosts Veterans’ Summit to Spread Warmth During Holidays

Pictured l-r: Harold Horace, Jenifer Whiston, Mary Ellen Whitney, Maj. David Erickson and Michael Cognetti

October 5, 2016 Vets’ Summit Promotes Lively Dialogue Among Diverse Audience

Pictured l-r: Congressman Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook); Sergeant Major Michael Mack; NYS Senator George Amedore (R/C-46); Michael Abrams; and Thomas Rielly

June 22, 2016 Legislators, Military Leaders and Media Pack Veterans’ Summit

Pictured l-r: Peter Bedrossian; Major General Tony German; U.S. Army Col. Kevin Hicks (Retired); Zachary Randolph; and former Congressman Michael McNulty (D-Green Island)

March 9, 2016 Veterans’ Summit Draws Huge Crowd With Dynamic Presenters

Pictured l-r: Matthew Coon and Michael Abrams, Four Block; Shawn Sutton and Martin Dinan, The College of Saint Rose