Member & Family Advisory Council


Mission Statement

The LIFEPlan CCO Member and Family Advisory Council is a group of LIFEPlan members, families, and caregivers that meets regularly to support, connect, guide, and advocate to enhance the member experience and improve the lives of all in the intellectual and developmental disability community.


The Voice of LIFEPlan Members

The LIFEPlan CCO Member and Family Advisory Council (MFA Council) is the voice of LIFEPlan members. Six regional MFA Councils, made up of LIFEPlan members, parents and caregivers, meet quarterly to discuss important topics focused on LIFEPlan Care Coordination and other services, education and advocacy. Member terms are for 2 years, with half of the Council rotating off the board each year.

About the MFA Council

Six regions in 38 counties
8-10 volunteer members per council
Meets quarterly
Self-advocates, parents and caregivers
Council members must be enrolled with LIFEPlan
2 year term

JOIN US! As advocates of LIFEPlan services, council members actively engage  their communities about care coordination topics, and offer education and training for LIFEPlan members and their families. Become an MFA Council Member.

Mohawk Valley
Nichole Hastings
Andrea Akins
Debby Orr
Dawn Bradford
Kelly Britton
Christina Dudek
Gary Burkle
Lori Ritter
Karen Kuhn
Carol Nuveu

Central New York
Glenda Criss
Jeff Seltzer
Mary Schwanke
Michael Moss
Tina Fitzgerald
Beth Prieve
Robert Belden III
Lorna Bailey
Ruth Bettis
Gerry DiCosimo

Southern Tier
Edward Palumbo
Tommy Sidoti
Mary Beth Kadylak
Margaret Shaw
Cathryn Maczko
Courtney Donnelly
Karen Murinchack
Felicia Smith

Hudson Valley
Luis Abramson
Sue Jordan
Deborah Mayo
Tara Klein
Sandi Rosenbaum
Shelley Klein
Kristen Mayo
Brendan Klein
Gage Johnson

Capital Region
Bill Richmond
Michelle Ninstant
Christine Perkinson
Sara Berg
Matthew Graham
Leslie Spence
Tammie Brundige
Elizabeth Baran
Laureen Calautti

North Country
Linda Reece
Jackie Sauter
Sandra Robar
Edward Duryea
Leah O’Leary
Serena Krywanczyk
June McWharf