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Save the date for our next Veteran's Summit on Wednesday, March 21 from 9:30 a.m. - noon. Coffee/networking from 9:30 - 10 a.m., presentations from 10 a.m. - noon.

Our scheduled presenters include:

Diana Pasterchick (USAF Veteran), coordinator, Veteran and Military Affairs, The State University of New York (SUNY)

Stewart Dawes, veterans resource coordinator, Dutchess Community College, site of NYSID's newest Battle Buddy Center

Rich Tanchyk, assistant vice president, Daphne Braun and Brittany Horton, marketing representatives, H&V Collision Centers

Col. Kevin Hicks (Retired), New York Run for the Fallen

We're also reaching out to numerous federal and state legislators.

Join us in our "Make the Change" campaign to have important changes made to the Preferred Source law. Visit http://makethechange-ny.com to endorse our letter to members of the New York State Legislature and sign up for campaign updates.

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

Decemeber 13, 2017 Vets’ Summit Attendees Learn About "MAKE THE CHANGE," Education and Housing This Holiday Season

Pictured l-r: Corey Heritage, NYSID; Cheryl Hage-Perez, Veterans & Community Housing Coalition (VCHV); and Jason Collins, Office of Veteran and Military Education (OVME), SUNY Empire State College
SUNY Empire State College Office of Veteran and Military Education (OVME)

October 12, 2017 Vets' Summit Offers Career, Education and Wellness Opportunities

Pictured l-r: Tim Giarrusso and Rich Sirianni, Rochester Community Inclusive Rowing (RCiR); Mario Cometti, Anita Domanico and Kenneth Williams, VETCON

June 14, 2017 Stratton VA Medical Center, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Battle Buddy Centers Highlight NYSID Veterans' Summit

Penny Deasy and Maureen Corbett, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, were among the presenters for NYSID's recent Veterans' Summit

Albany Stratton VA Medical Center

SUNY Oswego and SUNY Canton Battle Buddy Centers

March 27, 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

March 27 PowerPoint presentations