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Governor Cuomo's Senior Staff Volunteer For Thanksgiving Holiday

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Albany, NY (November 21, 2012)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced senior members of his administration will be participating in volunteer activities around the state tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day as New Yorkers come together to celebrate the holiday. Throughout this week, members of the Governor’s administration have already been volunteering at dozens of activities across the state to serve New Yorkers.

 

Tomorrow, November 22, Cuomo administration staff will be participating in the following activities:

 

7:00AM - James C. Cox, New York State Medicaid Inspector General, Janine Daniels Rivera, General Counsel at the Office of the New York State Medicaid Inspector General, and Daniel Chan, Acting Chief Information Officer and Acting Director of New York State Office for Technology, package and deliver food with Equinox Thanksgiving Dinner.
Concourse Level
Empire State Plaza
City of Albany
Albany County

 

8:00AM - Sam Hoyt, Senior Vice President for Regional Economic Development at Empire State Development Corporation, assembles meal bags for delivery to families at Buffalo City Mission.
100 E. Tupper Street
City of Buffalo
Erie County

 

8:00AM - Barbara Fiala, Commissioner of New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, distributes meals at Binghamton High School Thanksgiving Day Dinner.
31 Main Street
City of Binghamton
Broome County

 

8:00AM - Dierdre Scozzafava, Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government, cooks, serves and delivers meals with First United Methodist Church.
34 Grove Street
Town of Gouverneur
St. Lawrence County

 

9:00AM - Dave Seeley, Governor’s Finger Lakes Regional Representative, and Vincent Esposito, Deputy Director of the Finger Lakes Regional Office of Empire State Development Corporation, deliver meals with Irondequoit Kiwanis.
Christ the King Church
445 Kings Highway
Town of Irondequoit
Monroe County

 

9:00AM - Roann Destito, Commissioner of New York State Office of General Services, helps distribute meals at Rome Rescue Mission.
413 East Dominick Street
City of Rome
Oneida County

 

10:00AM - Matthew Driscoll, President & CEO of New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, serves meals at Salvation Army Rescue Mission.
200 Gifford Street
City of Syracuse
Onondaga County

 

11:30AM - Nicholas Cappon, Governor’s Special Assistant for Regional Affairs, serves Thanksgiving meals at Cameron Community Ministries.
48 Cameron Street
City of Rochester
Monroe County

 

11:30AM - Angela Rossi, Special Assistant to the Regional President of Empire State Development Corporation, helps deliver Thanksgiving meals at Buffalo City Mission.
100 E. Tupper Street
City of Buffalo
Erie County

 

11:30AM - Kristin Proud, Governor’s Deputy Secretary for Human Services, Technology and Operations, serves Thanksgiving meals at Capital City Rescue Mission.
259 South Pearl Street
City of Albany
Albany County

 

11:30AM - Jerry Boone, Commissioner of New York State Department of Civil Service, serves Thanksgiving meals at Unity House.
2431 Sixth Avenue
City of Troy
Rensselaer County

 

11:30AM - Clifford Donaldson, Commissioner’s Regional Representative for the New York State Department of Labor, serves Thanksgiving dinner at Plattsburgh Salvation Army/Elks Club Annual Turkey Dinner.
Elks Club
56 Cumberland Avenue
City of Plattsburgh
Clinton County

 

12:00PM - Robert Williams, Director of the New York State Division of Lottery, serves Thanksgiving meals at The Missing Link AME Zion Church's 11th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
3370 6th Avenue
City of Troy
Rensselaer County

 

1:00PM - Scott Martella, Governor’s Suffolk County Regional Representative, serves Thanksgiving meals at Long Island Cares.
10 Davids Drive
Village of Hauppauge
Suffolk County

 

1:00PM - Robert Beloten, Chair of New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, serves meals at Church of the Gateway and Project Hospitality.
Evacuation center at Bayley Seaton Hospital
75 Vanderbilt Avenue
Borough of Staten Island, City of New York
Richmond County

 

1:30PM - Burton Phillips, Governor’s Director of Executive Chamber Correspondence, serves Thanksgiving dinner at Samaritan Center.
310 Montgomery Street
City of Syracuse
Onondaga County

 

Throughout this week, Cuomo administration staff volunteered in the following Thanksgiving activities across the state to serve New Yorkers:

 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

 

Brian Stratton, Director of New York State Canal Corporation, and John Joyce, Director of Special Projects at New York State Canal Corporation, distribute baskets at the Schenectady County Food Service Programs Basket Pick Prep.
William C. Keane Elementary School
1252 Albany Street
City of Schenectady
Schenectady County

 

Karen Mahony, Empire State Development Corporation’s Buffalo Office, prepares food at St. Vincent DePaul Society.
1298 Main Street
City of Buffalo
Erie County

 

Matt Pennello, New York State Department of Labor Project Coordinator for Central New York Division of Intergovernmental Affairs, serves food at the Salvation Army Dinner.
138 South Main Street
Town of Cortland
Cortland County

 

Ted Blazer, President and CEO of the Olympic Regional Development Authority, preps for distribution of Thanksgiving food baskets at St. Agnes Church.
169 Hillcrest Avenue
Village of Lake Placid
Essex County

 

Brian Fischer, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, serves dinner at Living Christ Church Soup Kitchen.
150 Piermont Avenue
City of Nyack
Rockland County

 

Monday, November 19, 2012

 

Brian Stratton, Director of New York State Canal Corporation, and John Joyce, Director of Special Projects at New York State Canal Corporation, distribute baskets at the Schenectady County Food Service Programs Basket Pick Prep.
William C. Keane Elementary School
1252 Albany Street
City of Schenectady
Schenectady County

 

Gil Quiniones, President and CEO of New York Power Authority, and Joseph Leary, Vice President of Public and Governmental Relations at New York Power Authority, distribute meals and clean up at Salvation Army.
179 North Main Street
Town of Spring Valley
Rockland County

 

Terry Martino, Adirondack Park Agency Executive Director, and Clifford Donaldson, Commissioner’s Regional Representative for the New York State Department of Labor, pack baskets of food for Thanksgiving at St. Agnes Church.
169 Hillcrest Avenue
Village of Lake Placid
Essex County

 

Joe Martens, Commissioner of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, packs food baskets and served Thanksgiving Dinner at Faith Soup Kitchen.
Masonic Temple
34 Division Street
City of Amsterdam
Montgomery County

 

Lani Ulrich,
Adirondack Park Agency Chairwoman, and Clifford Donaldson, Commissioner’s Regional Representative for the New York State Department of Labor, prepare and serve meals at Community Lunchbox.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
136 Main Street
Town of Saranac Lake
Franklin County

 

Juanita Williams, Commissioner’s Central New York Regional Representative for the New York State Department of Labor, serves food at the Onondaga Senior Center Turkey Luncheon.
4834 Velasko Road
City of Syracuse
Onondaga County

 

David Lobl, Governor’s Special Assistant for Community Affairs, prepares food at Masbia Soup Kitchen.
1372 Coney Island Avenue
Borough of Brooklyn, New York City
Kings County

 

Darrel Aubertine, Commissioner of New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, prepares and distributes pre-Thanksgiving turkey at Watertown Urban Mission.
247 Factory Street
Town of Watertown
Jefferson County

 

Andrew Kennedy, Governor’s Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, Catherine Leahy Scott, Acting Inspector General at the New York State Office of the Inspector General, and Donna Frescatore, Governor’s Deputy Director of Healthcare Redesign, prepare food for Equinox Thanksgiving Dinner.
Concourse Level
Empire State Plaza
City of Albany
Albany County

 

Vincent Esposito, Deputy Director of the Finger Lakes Regional Office of Empire State Development Corporation, distributes Thanksgiving Baskets at Baden Street Settlement.
10 Cedarfields Commons
City of Rochester
Monroe County

 

Joe Hamm, Commissioner’s Finger Lakes Representative for the New York State Department of Labor, distributes Thanksgiving Baskets at Catholic Family Center of Rochester.
30 Hart Street
City of Rochester
Monroe County

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

 

Delores Caruso, Director of the Office of Inter-Governmental Affairs for the New York State Department of Labor, prepares and distributes food at Evelyn’s House.
10 Barton Avenue
City of Utica
Oneida County

 

Deborah A. Acanfora, Deputy Medicaid Inspector General for Audit at the Office of the New York State Medicaid Inspector General, serves meals at Heart, Love and Soul, Inc.
939 Ontario Avenue
City of Niagara Falls
Niagara County

 

Brian Warner, Director of Policy Analysis and external Communications at New York Power Authority, distributes meals at St. Patrick’s Church Soup Kitchen.
55 Grand Street
City of Newburgh
Orange County

 

Brian Stratton, Director of New York State Canal Corporation, and John Joyce, Director of Special Projects at New York State Canal Corporation, prepare and serve meals at Capital City Rescue Mission.
259 South Pearl Street
City of Albany
Albany County

 

Dierdre Scozzafava, Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government, distributes baskets at Massena Salvation Army.
20 Russell Road
Town of Massena
St. Lawrence County

 

Clifford Donaldson, Commissioner’s Regional Representative for the New York State Department of Labor, distributes food at Tupper Lake Food Pantry.
179 Demars Boulevard
Town of Tupper Lake
Franklin County

 

Linda Sun, Governor’s Queens Regional Representative, serves meals at Project Open Door Senior Citizens Center Thanksgiving Party.
168 Grand Street
City of New York
Queens County

 

Rose Harvey, Commissioner of New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, prepares food boxes for Long Beach Affected Families and Long Beach Head Start Program with Rockville Centre EOC.
MLK Center and Head start Program
150 Centre Avenue
Village of Rockville Centre

 

Andrew Kennedy, Governor’s Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, distributes and serves food at Catholic Charities Food Pantry.
24 Pine Street
City of Amsterdam
Montgomery County

 

Thomas Mattox, Commissioner of New York State Department of Tax and Finance, distributes and serves food at Catholic Charities Food Pantry.
24 Pine Street
City of Amsterdam
Montgomery County

 

Juanita Williams, Commissioner’s Central New York Regional Representative for the New York State Department of Labor, hands out parcels of food at the Fresh Food Giveaway.
Bishop Foery Foundation
100 Edmond Avenue
City of Syracuse
Onondaga County

 

Darrel Aubertine, Commissioner of New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, prepares and distributes food at Watertown Urban Mission.
247 Factory Street
Town of Watertown
Jefferson County

 

Roann Destito, Commissioner of New York State Office of General Services, James C. Cox, New York State Medicaid Inspector General, Thomas Brooks, Assistant Counsel to the Governor, Meredith Weill, Assistant Counsel to the Governor, and Rachel Lauter, Assistant Counsel to the Governor, prepare food for Equinox Thanksgiving Dinner.
Concourse Level
Empire State Plaza
City of Albany
Albany County

 

Michael DiMauro, Director of the Buffalo Office of the New York State Medicaid Inspector General, distributes Thanksgiving baskets at Catholic Family Center of Rochester.
30 Hart Street
City of Rochester
Monroe County

 

Wednesday November 21, 2012

 

Angela Rossi, Special Assistant to the Regional President of Empire State Development Corporation, prepares meals at Buffalo City Mission.
100 E. Tupper Street
City of Buffalo
Erie County

 

Thom Kleiner, Commissioner’s Hudson Valley Regional Representative for the New York State Department of Labor, prepares and bags Thanksgiving meals at People to People.
121 West Nyack Road
Hamlet of West Nyack
Rockland County

 

Rose Harvey, Commissioner of New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, serves Thanksgiving meals at CPC Nanshan Senior Center.
136-18 39th Avenue, 6th Floor
Neighborhood of Flushing, Borough of Queens
City of New York
Queens County

 

Melanie Scotto, Assistant Special Counsel at New York State Department of Labor, distributes food with Community Health Action, Staten Island Community Food Pantry.
2130 Richmond Terrace
Borough of Staten Island, City of New York
Richmond County

 

Austin Shafran, Vice President of Public Affairs at Empire State Development Corporation, and Joseph Tazewell, New York City Regional Director at Empire State Development Corporation, serve Thanksgiving meals at Korean Community Services Senior Center.
42-15 166th Street
Neighborhood of Flushing, Borough of Queens
City of New York
Queens County

 

Wendy Prudencio, Special Assistant for Policy Development at New York State Department of Labor, distributes food at Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre.
59 Clinton Avenue
Village of Rockville Center
Nassau County

 

Charles “Sonny” Greco, Governor’s Mohawk Valley Regional Representative, prepares food at Oneonta Elks Lodge.
84 Chestnut Street
Town of Oneonta
Otsego County

 

Andrea Lohneiss, Long Island Regional Director at Empire State Development Corporation, delivers Thanksgiving meals at Lighthouse Mission Thanksgiving Program.
Miracle Shopping Plaza
Corner of Station Rd and Montauk Highway
Village of Bellport
Suffolk County

 

Peter Rivera, Commissioner of New York State Department of Labor, serves Thanksgiving meals at Union United Methodist Church.
126-22 150th Street
Neighborhood of Jamaica, Borough of Queens
City of New York
Queens County

 

John Moye, Commissioner’s New York City Representative for New York State Department of Labor, Marina Vranich, Special Assistant for Labor Affairs at New York State Department of Labor, and Jane Thompson, Special Assistant for Worker Protection at New York State Department of Labor, distribute food at New York City Rescue Mission – Food Pantry.
90 Lafayette Street
Borough of Manhattan, City of New York
New York County

 

Sandra Abeles, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Worker Protection at New York State Department of Labor, prepares food at Gay Men's Health Crisis.
446 West 33rd Street
Borough of Manhattan, City of New York
New York County

 

Sabriya Simmons, Business Development and Community Affairs Specialist for New York Power Authority, and Justin Connor, Public and Governmental Affairs Representative for New York Power Authority, serve food at the Food Bank for New York City Thanksgiving Dinner.
252 West 116th Street
Borough of Manhattan, City of New York
New York County

 

John Maggiore, Chief of Staff to Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy, serves food at Utica Rescue Mission.
212 Rutger Street
City of Utica
Oneida County

 

Greg Olsen, Director of New York State Office for the Aging, Courtney Burke, Commissioner of New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Jerry Boone, Commissioner of New York State Department of Civil Service, Meredith Weill, Assistant Counsel to the Governor, and Gail Steiner, Assistant Counsel to the Governor, prepare food for Equinox Thanksgiving Dinner.
Concourse Level
Empire State Plaza
City of Albany
Albany County

 

Erik Bottcher, Governor’s Special Assistant for Community Affairs, and Clifford Donaldson, Commissioner’s Regional Representative for New York State Department of Labor, serve dinner at the Crown Point Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall
Creek Road
Town of Crown Point
Essex County

 

Kevin McCabe, Governor’s Southern Tier Regional Representative, helps serve pre-Thanksgiving meals at Salvation Army Thanksgiving Eve Dinner.
131 Washington Street
City of Binghamton
Broome County

 

Robert Beloten, Chair of New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, serves dinner to displaced Seagate residents at Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty Thanksgiving Dinner.
99 Vidalia Avenue
Neighborhood of Canarsie, Borough of Brooklyn
City of New York
Kings County

 

Kenneth Adams, President and CEO of Empire State Development Corporation, assists The City Harvest Mobile Market.
Tompkins Houses on Myrtle Avenue
Neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Borough of Brooklyn
City of New York
Kings County

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