NYSID, Preferred Source Solutions


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Empowering People. Supporting New York.

Established in 1975 and based in Albany, NYSID is a not-for-profit membership organization with a 40-year mission of creating jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities.

NYSID and its member agencies are a proven procurement solution for government agency customers. NYSID members are the employment resource centers for individuals with diverse abilities. Our member agencies also partner with private sector New York State businesses, including Minority and Woman-Owned Business and veterans' support programs.

Jobs Well Done

Employment on a NYSID contract transforms lives and communities:

  • Individuals realize the financial security, self-worth and personal relationships that come with long-term employment, and a traditionally under-employed workforce is served.
  • NYSID's member agencies are able to offer center-based or community employment, unique to individuals' abilities and independence goals.
  • Government procurement needs are met affordably and with a proven track record.

Legislatively mandated, economically sound

Preferred Source procurement satisfies the obligation to comply with New York State Finance Law Section 162's mandate to purchase approved goods and services provided by New Yorkers with disabilities.

NYSID prices are approved by the New York State Office of General Services.

New York State benefits by having a workforce which includes empowered individuals with disabilities, who bring stability to communities through wages earned and spent where they live.



Chairperson Kevin Crosley Herkimer ARC
Vice President Carolina Cordero Dyer (on Leave of Absence) The Osborne Association
Secretary Stanfort Perry AHRC Nassau
Treasurer Alan Krafchin Center for Disability Services
President & CEO Ronald P. Romano NYSID
Past Chair Francoise Dunefsky Gateway Community Industries, Inc. [retired]

Board members

Class of 2018

Susan Delehanty  
Mark Tebbano CHA Consulting, Inc.
William McHugh The Arc Erie County NY

Class of 2019

Reid Anthony Schwartz Heslin Group, Inc.
Timothy Giarrusso Human Technologies Corporation
Steve Towler AHRC - New York City Chapter

Class of 2020

Patrick Bardsley Spectrum Designs Foundation
Mark Farrington ReadyJet, Inc.
Jill Warner Jawonio Inc


Executive Team

Ronald P. Romano President & Chief Executive Officer
Margie L. Castellana Controller
Eileen J. McCarthy, Esq. Vice President-Administration
Joseph Messina Vice President-Sales
Tim Mott Vice President-Business Operations
Brian Schneider Vice President-Contract Administration
Theresa Hobbs Vice President- Compliance



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