Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council (TBISCC)

This Advisory Council was established pursuant to Chapter 196 of the Laws of 1994 and is cited in the Public Health Law (PHL) as Article 27-CC, sections 2740-2744.

In recognition of the intent of New York State to continue to promote the health, safety and welfare of all the citizens of this state, the Department of Health shall develop, promote and encourage quality community-based health care, educational, residential, vocational, rehabilitation, family support and other essential services for persons with traumatic brain injury and their families.

The Council is charged with recommending to the Department long range objectives, goals and priorities. It shall also provide advice on the planning, coordination and development of services needed to meet the needs of persons with traumatic brain injury and their families.

The Council consists of seventeen (17) persons. Non-ex officio members on the Council appointed by the Governor, Senate, and Assembly shall serve for three (3) year terms and may be re-appointed upon the completion of their term.

The Council consists of the following persons or their designees: the Commissioners of Health, People with Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, Education, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and the Executive Director of the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs.

In addition, the Council consists of the following persons: five persons appointed by the Governor, three of whom shall be persons with traumatic brain injury and two of whom shall be representative of the public and have demonstrated expertise and interest in traumatic brain injury; two persons appointed by the Temporary President of the Senate, one of whom shall be a person with traumatic brain injury and one of whom shall be representative of the public and have a demonstrated expertise and interest in traumatic brain injury; two persons appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, one of whom shall be a person with traumatic brain injury and one of whom shall be representative of the public and have demonstrated expertise and interest in traumatic brain injury; one person appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate who shall be a person with traumatic brain injury or be representative of the public and have a demonstrated expertise and interest in traumatic brain injury; and one person appointed by the Minority Leader of the Assembly who shall be a person with traumatic brain injury or be representative of the public and have a demonstrated expertise and interest in traumatic brain injury.

Membership

NAME Degree AUTH CATEGORY County of Residence
*Jeffrey J. Bazarian; Chair MD, MPH Minority Leader of the Assembly Public Rep. Monroe
Michael Kaplen, Esq. JD Speaker of the Assembly Public Rep. Manhattan (New York County)
Michael Davison Speaker of the Assembly Individual with TBI Onondaga
Paul Novak Governor Public Rep. Saratoga
Clifford Hymowitz Governor Individual with TBI Suffolk
Megan Clothier AICP, CEP Governor Individual with TBI Warren
Brent Feuz Governor Individual with TBI Saratoga
Michael Jabonaski MPA Commissioner State Agency/ DOH Saratoga
Maxine Smalling MS, BS(N), RN Commissioner State Agency/ OMH Albany
Stephen Boese MSW Commissioner State Agency/ SED Rensselaer
Crystal Collins B.S. Education Commissioner State Agency/ Justice Center Schenectady

Paul A. H. Partridge
Ph.D. Commissioner State Agency/ OPWDD Albany
Ed Devitt II TPS Individual with TBI Rockland
Brigette Hartman-DeCenzo LCSW Commissioner State Agency/ OASAS Schenectady
VACANT Minority Leader of the Senate Public Rep.
VACANT Temporary President of the Senate Public Rep.
Candidate pending Pending Governor Public Rep. Pending

Process for Filling Vacancies

Vacancies resulting from a Council member's resignation, non-renewal, or the completion of term shall be filled with candidates who meet the requirements of the membership as provided for in PHL section 2744 (1).

Candidates interested in the vacancy process can reach out to tbi@health.ny.gov.

Expenses and Reimbursement Information

Members were not reimbursed for the 2022 calendar years.

Adopted By-Laws

2024 Council Meeting Dates

Meetings will be held at One Commerce Plaza, Conf Rm 1613

  • March 28, 2024
  • June 6, 2024
  • September 26, 2024
  • December 12, 2024

2023 Council Meeting Dates

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