RCWT Information

The Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) are beginning 2017 led by a team of workforce champions named recently as Regional Leads to coordinate the ongoing work of supporting New York’s more than 100,000 Direct Support Professionals in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 The RCWT mission is to advance the practice of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals’ (NADSP)Code of Ethics and the NYS Direct Support Professional (DSP) Core Competencies among New York State’s DSPs, assisting agencies in building DSP capacity in the changing service landscape within the field. 

These regional collaborations are being coordinated by the New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies (NYSACRA) through funding provided by the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).  The RCWT will continue to build on the successes of their first three years with the following Regional Leaders:

Region 1: Wendy Quarles, The Center for Human Services Education, Heritage Christian Services; Region 2 South:  Jennifer Parsons of Development Resource Unites; Region 2 North: Jennifer J. Vogt, Jefferson Rehabilitation Center; Region 3: Perry Samowitz, Staff Development Consultant; Region 4:  Sonja Williams, YAI and Region 5: Pamela Wolff and Denise Anghel, YAI.

 Visit: www.workforcetransformation.org