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Regional Advisory Council

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Regional Advisory Council

NYSCADV’s Regional Advisory Council (RAC,) established in 2018, is comprised of DV advocates from NYSCADV’s member programs throughout New York. The group contributes significantly to NYSCADV’s advocacy and policy development activities, as well as recommending webinar and training topics and elevating issues and challenges DV programs are experiencing in the field. 

Regional Advisory Council Representatives*

Capital Region

Julie Keegan
Unity House of Troy

Christine Rodriguez

Central Region

Megan Dack-Dischiavi
Catholic Charities of Herkimer County

Shayne Morris
Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County, Inc.

Hudson Region

Jhalishia Slaughter
My Sister’s Place

Long Island Region

Molly England
Empower LI

Nicole Maggiotta
Empower LI

New York City Region

Alicia Montero
Safe Horizon

Kameeza Nizam-Chattoo
Sanctuary for Families

Northeast Region

Brianna Reeves
Behavioral Health Services North, Inc.-STOP Domestic Violence Program

Laurel Poltilla
Behavioral Health Services North, Inc.-STOP Domestic Violence Program

Southern Tier Region

Rachel Gregory
Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes

Fran Bialy
A New Hope Center

Western Region

Belinda Knight

Caleigh Skinner
Pinnacle Community Services


*As of March 31, 2023