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NURSING HOMES: AN OVERVIEW
OF THE STATE SYSTEM
New York
1 State Long Term Care Ombudsman
Mark Miller
State LTC Ombudsman
New York State Office for the Aging
2 Empire State Plaza
Agency Building #2
Albany, NY 12223
Work: (518)473-8718
Fax: (518)474-7761
website:http://www.ombuds
man.state.ny.us


11 Local and Regional Ombudsmen
Margaret Hadad
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
Mental Health Assn. of Westchester Co.
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
2269 Saw Mill River Road
Building 1A
Elmsford, NY 10523
Work: (914)345-5900
Fax: (914)592-3829
website:http://www.mhawes
tchester.org

Area Served: Westchester county

2 Office on Aging
Michael Burgess
Director
NY State Office for the Aging
Office for the Aging
2 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223-1251
Work: (518)474-7012
Fax: (518)474-1398

Richard Haldeman
Ombudsman Coordinator
Rensselaer County Office for Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, NY 12180-3497
Work: (518)270-2730
Fax: (518)270-2737
Area Served: Rensselaer county

3 Licensure and Certifications
Keith Servis
Director
New York State Department of Health
Div. of Quality & Surveillance for NHs
161 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Work: (518)478-1020
Fax: (518)478-1169

Elizabeth Haskins
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
Cortland County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
County Office Building
60 Central Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045-5590
Work: (607)753-5060
Fax: (607)758-5528
Area Served: Cortland county

4 Medicaid Fraud Unit Control
William Comiskey
Director
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of New York
Office of the Attorney General
120 Broadway 13th Floor
New York, NY 10271
Work: (212)417-5250
Fax: (212)417-4284

Margaret Hromada
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
Family and Children's Association
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
336 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550
Work: (516)466-9718
Fax: (516)538-2548
Area Served: Nassau County

5 Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrator
Diane Lenzner-Cohen
Board of Examiners of NHA
NYS Department of Health
161 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Work: (518)408-1297
Fax: (518)408-1632

Melissa Jewell
Coordinator
Orleans County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
Orleans CO Admin Bldg
14016 Route 31W
Albion, NY 14411-9362
Work: (585)589-2843
Fax: (585)589-3193

6 Medicaid Agency
Kathryn Kuhmerker
Deputy Commissioner
NYS Dept of Health
Office of Medicaid Management
Empire State Plaza
Room 1466, Corning Tower Bldg
Albany, NY 12237
Work: (518)474-3018
Fax: (518)486-6852

Linda Kashdin
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
InterFaith Works of CNY
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
3049 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13224
Work: (315)449-3552
Fax: (315)449-3103
Area Served: Onondaga county

7 Quality Improvement Organization
Thomas Sheehy
President
IPRO
1979 Marcus Avenue
First Floor
Lake Success, NY 11042
Work: (516)326-7767
Fax: (516)326-7791
website:http://www.ipro.o
rg


Stacey Kass
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
80 State Highway 310
Suite 7
Canton, NY 13617-1497
Work: (315)386-4730
Fax: (315)386-8636
Area Served: St. Lawrence county

8 Protection and Advocacy System
Marcel Chaine
Director Advocacy Services
NY Commission on Quality of Care/Mentally Dis
401 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305-2397
Work: (518)388-1281
Fax: (518)388-2860
website:www.cqc.state.ny.
us


Gwen Lacitignola
Ombudsman Coordinator
Greene County Department for Aging
Greene County Office Building
411 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Work: (518)719-3555
Fax: (518)943-0841
Area Served: Greene County

9 Adult Protective Service Agency
Susan Somers
Assistant Commissioner
NYS Office of Children & Family Svcs
Bureau of Adult Services
52 Washington Street
Room 322 North
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Work: (518)402-6782
Fax: (518)474-8572

Regina McGriff
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
Tompkins County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman
320 N. Tioga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850-3392
Work: (607)274-5486
Fax: (607)274-5495
Area Served: Tompkins county

10 Citizen Advocacy Group
Geoff Lieberman
Executive Director
Coalition of Institutionalized Aged and Disab
425 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
Work: (212)481-7572
Fax: (212)481-5149
website:http://www.ciadny
.org


Susan Orcutt
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
Fulton County Office For The Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
19 North William Street
Johnstown, NY 12095-2534
Work: (518)736-5650
Fax: (518)762-0698
Area Served: Fulton county

Richard Mollot
Executive Director
Long Term Care Community Coalition
242 West 30th Street
Suite 306
New York, NY 10001
Work: (212)385-0355
Fax: (212)239-2801
website:http://www.ltccc.
org


Ellen Ott
Executive Director
Hands On the Hudson Valley
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
488 Freedom Plains Rd.
Suite 127
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Work: (845)452-5600
Fax: (845)452-2738
website:http://www.handso
nhv.org

Area Served: Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Columbia and Ulster Counties

Betti Weimersheimer
Executive Director
FRIA, The Voice & Resource for Eldercare with
18 John Street
Suite 905
New York, NY 10038
Work: (212)732-5935
Fax: (212)732-6945

Lynn Oyer
Ombudsman Coordinator
Allegany County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
17 Court Street
Belmont, NY 14813-1099
Work: (585)268-9390
Fax: (585)268-9657
Area Served: Allegany county

11 Local and Regional Ombudsmen
Jeff Angell
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
Pro-Action/Yates Office for the Aging
417 LIberty Street
Suite 1116
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Work: (315)536-5515
Fax: (315)536-5514
Area Served: Yates county

Jeff Parker
Elder Services Coordinator
American Red Cross
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
1415 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
Work: (315)733-4666
Fax: (315)735-7149

Eileen Augustyn
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
RSVP-Madison County
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
P.O. Box 1209
Eaton Street
Morrisville, NY 13408
Work: (315)684-3001
Fax: (315)684-9290

Kimberly Pfieffer
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
Seneca County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
1 Dipronio Drive
Waterloo, NY 13165
Work: (315)539-1767
Fax: (315)539-9479
Area Served: Seneca county

Christina Baker
Ombudsman Coordinator
Lewis County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
Outer Stowe Street
PO Box 408
Lowville, NY 13367-0408
Work: (315)376-5313
Fax: (315)376-5105
Area Served: Lewis County

Angie Proper
Wyoming County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
8 Perry Avenue
Warsaw, NY 14569
Work: (585)786-8833
Fax: (585)786-8832

Alan Bechard
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
North Country Center for Independence/Clinton
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
102 Sharon Avenue
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Work: (518)562-1732
Fax: (518)563-0292
Area Served: Clinton county

Christian Reitler
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
American Red Cross
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
786 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
Work: (716)878-2385
Fax: (716)878-2220
Area Served: Erie and Cattaraugus county

Jennifer Benjamin
Ombudsman Coordinator
Action for Older Persons, Inc.
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
30 W. State Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Work: (607)722-1251
Fax: (607)722-1293
Area Served: Broome and Delaware Counties

Alice Richmond
Ombudsman Coordinator
Saratoga County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
County Services Building
152 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1002
Work: (518)884-4100
Fax: (518)884-4104
Area Served: Saratoga county

Ruth Berger
Ombudsman Substate Director
Family Service League
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
790 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
Work: (631)427-3700
Fax: (631)427-4282
Area Served: Suffolk county

Mandy Rogers
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
Office for the Aging at Oneonta
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
403 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Work: (607)432-9041
Fax: (607)432-9501
Area Served: Otsego county

Harriet Bunker
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
Warren/Hamilton County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
333 Glen Street
Third Floor, Suite 306
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Work: (518)761-6347
Fax: (518)745-7643
Area Served: Warren/Hamilton county

Susan Root
New York State Office for the Aging
2 Empire State Plaza
Agency Building #2
Albany, NY 12223
Work: (518)486-2724
Fax: (518)474-7761
website:http://www.ombuds
man.state.ny.us

Area Served: Albany County

Susan Claeysen
Ombudsman Coordinator
Wayne County Dept. of Aging & Youth
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
1519 Nye Road
Suite 300
Lyons, NY 14489-9152
Work: (315)946-5624
Fax: (315)946-5649
Area Served: Wayne county

Kim Salisbury Coor
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
Chemung County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
425 Pennsylvania Avenue
P.O. Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902-0588
Work: (607)737-5520
Fax: (607)737-5521
Area Served: Chemung, Schuylerand and Tioga counties

Phil Coffin
Ombudsman Coordinator
American Red Cross/Mohawk Valley Chapter
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
235 North Prospect Street
Herkimer, NY 13350
Work: (315)866-2890
Fax: (315)866-6953
Area Served: Hamilton county

Lois Sampica
Ombudsman Coordinator
Association of Senior Citizens in Franklin Co
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
Franklin County Court House
P. O. Box 288
Malone, NY 12953
Work: (518)481-1539
Fax: (518)481-1878
Area Served: Franklin county

Doreen Crane
Ombudsman Coordinator
Putnam County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
110 Old Route 6, Bldg A
Carmel, NY 10512-2196
Work: (845)225-1034
Fax: (845)225-8635

Edie Sennett
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
American Red Cross of Northeastern New York
33 Everett Road
Albany, NY 12205
Work: (518)458-8111
Fax: (518)459-8268
Area Served: Albany, Schenectady and Montgomery Counties

Amanda Derby
Ombudsman Coordinator
Cayuga County
Options for Independence
75 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021
Work: (315)255-3447
Fax: (315)255-0836
Area Served: Cayuga county

Judith Sherman
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
Schoharie County Office For Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
113 Park Place
Schoharie, NY 12157
Work: (518)295-2001
Fax: (518)295-2015
Area Served: Schoharie county

Henry Drexler
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
Chenango County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
County Office Building
5 Court Street
Norwich, NY 13815-1794
Work: (607)337-1770
Fax: (607)337-1749
Area Served: Chenango county

Christy Shortsleeves
Ombudsman Coordinator
American Red Cross/Adirondack Saratoga Chapte
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
74 Warren Street
Glen Falls, NY 12801
Work: (518)792-6545
Fax: (518)792-8586
Area Served: Washington county

Elnora Durgin
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
Jefferson County Office for The Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
250 Arsenal Street
Watertown, NY 13601-2546
Work: (315)785-3191
Fax: (315)785-5070
Area Served: Jefferson county

Nancy Smith
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
The Dale Association
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
Bewley Building
Suite 315
Lockport, NY 14094
Work: (716)433-3344
Fax: (716)433-1281
Area Served: Niagara county

Patricia Dutton
Ombudsman Coordinator
Wyoming County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
8 Perry Avenue
Warsaw, NY 14569
Work: (585)786-8833
Fax: (585)786-8832
Area Served: Wyoming County

Thelma Snyder
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
RSVP
RSVP 7060 State Route #1
Oswego, NY 13126
Work: (315)312-2317
Area Served: Oswego County

Jennifer Ellman
Ombudsman Coordinator
Chautauqua County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
7 North Erie Street
Mayville, NY 14757-1027
Work: (716)753-4471
Fax: (716)753-4477
Area Served: Chautauqua county

Sandy Urban
Ombudsman Coordinator
Essex County Office For Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
132 Water Street
P.O. Box 217
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Work: (518)873-3695
Fax: (518)873-3784

Michael Fober
Ombudsman Substate Coordinator
Rockland County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
Dr. R.L. Yeager Health Center
Building B
Pomona, NY 10970-0350
Work: (845)364-2109
Fax: (845)364-2348
Area Served: Rockland county

Marie Vigada
Program Director
Putnam County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
110 Old Route 6, Bldg A
Carmel, NY 10512-2196
Work: (845)225-1034
Fax: (845)225-8635
Area Served: Putnam county

Marie Frey
Ombudsman Coordinator
LIFESPAN/Monroe County
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
1900 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Work: (585)244-8400
Fax: (585)244-9114
Area Served: Monroe, Genesee, Livingston and Ontario counties

Debbie Warburton
Program Director
NY State LTC Ombudsman Program in NYC
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
11 Park Place
Suite 1111
New York, NY 10007
Work: (212)962-2720
Fax: (212)962-2723

Vickie Grace
Ombudsman Program Coordinator
Steuben County Office for the Aging
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
3 East Pulteney Square
Bath, NY 14810-1510
Work: (607)664-2298
Fax: (607)664-2002
Area Served: Steuben county


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