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Community Planning and Development Contacts: New York

Buffalo Field Office
Main Phone Number: (716) 551-5755
Main Fax Number: (716) 551-5634
TTY: (716) 551-5787

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(* Subject Matter Expert (SME))





William T. O'Connell

CPD Director



Kenneth R. Naples

CPD Program Manager



Jennifer L. Beltre

CPD Representative


Entitlement areas:  Colonie, Saratoga Springs, Troy

CoC areas:  (NY512) Troy, Rennselaer, (NY523) Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs/Saratoga County

*Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)

Jessica S. Bryan

Financial Analyst


Financial Analyst Responsibilities: 

Entitlement areas:  Albany, Binghamton, Colonie, Glens Falls, Greece, Irondequoit, Jefferson County, Monroe County, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Troy, Union, Watertown 

CoC areas:  (NY500) Rochester Irondequoit Greece Monroe County, (NY503) Albany County, (NY511) Binghamton Union Broome Otsego Chenango Cortland Delaware Tioga Counties, (NY512) Troy Rensselaer, (NY513) Wayne Ontario Seneca Yates Counties, (NY516) Clinton County, (NY519) Columbia-Greene Counties, (NY520) Franklin County, (NY522) Jefferson County, (523) Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs / Saratoga County, (NY525) Balance of State

CPD Representative Responsibilities:

Entitlement:  Glens Falls

CoC areas:  (NY504) Cattaraugus County, (NY513) Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Yates Counties, (NY516) Clinton County, (NY520) Franklin County, (NY525) Balance of State CoCā€™s

*Coordinated Entry / Rental Assistance

Jill M. Casey

Sr. CPD Representative


Entitlement areas:  Buffalo, Niagara Falls

CoC areas:  (NY508) Erie, Niagara Counties
*TA & Training Coordinator / Special Projects

Caitlin Donovan

Sr. CPD Representative


Entitlement areas:  Rome, Utica

CoC areas:  (NY518) Utica, Rome / Oneida, Madison Counties

*Environmental / Lead Based Paint / HOME

Rashika L. Hall

CPD Representative


Entitlement areas: Binghamton, Ithaca

CoC areas: (NY510) Ithaca / Tompkins County, (NY511) Binghamton, Union/Broome, Otsego, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Tioga Counties


Kimberly Hogan

Financial Analyst


Financial Analyst Responsibilities:

Entitlement areas:  Amherst, Auburn, Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Dunkirk, Elmira, Erie County, Hamburg, Ithaca, Jamestown, Niagara Falls, Onondaga County, Rome, Syracuse, Tonawanda, Utica

CoC areas:  (NY501) Elmira / Steuben, Allegany, Chemung Counties, Cattaraugus County, (NY504) Cattaraugus County, (NY505) Syracuse, Auburn / Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego, Counties, (NY507) Schenectady County, (NY508) Buffalo, Niagara Falls / Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming Counties, (NY510) Ithaca / Tompkins County, (NY514) Jamestown, Dunkirk / Chautauqua County, (NY518) Utica, Rome / Oneida, Madison Counties,

CPD Representative Responsibilities:

Entitlement areas:  Elmira

CoC areas:  (NY501) Elmira / Steuben, Allegany, Chemung Counties

*CDBG / HOME Timeliness

Karen A. Kist

Sr. CPD Representative


Entitlement areas:  Albany, Dunkirk, Jamestown

CoC areas:  (NY514) Jamestown, Dunkirk / Chautauqua County


Elizabeth A. McClam

Sr. CPD Representative


Entitlement areas:  Erie County, Hamburg, Schenectady

CoC areas:  (NY507) Schenectady County,  (NY508) Buffalo, Niagara Falls/Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming Counties


Tremeeka L. Norman

CPD Representative


Entitlement areas:  Jefferson County, Watertown

CoC areas:  (NY519) Columbia County, (NY522) Jefferson County

Lisa B. Mrzygut

Program Support Specialist


Entitlement areas:  All Communities

Competitive/Homeless:  (503) Albany Unified Funding Agency, (505) Syracuse, Auburn/Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego Counties, (508) Buffalo, Niagara Falls / Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming Counties, (512) Troy / Rensselaer County, (513) Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Yates Counties, (516) Clinton County, (518) Utica, Rome/Oneida, Madison Counties, (519) Columbia, Greene Counties, (520) Franklin County

(525) Balance of State

Mary Ann Oliver

CPD Representative


Entitlement areas:  Amherst, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda 

CoC areas: (NY503) Albany ā€“ Unified Funding Agency,

*Office of Inspector General (OIG) Audits

Victoria Vigorito

Sr. CPD Representative


Entitlement areas:  Auburn, Onondaga County, Syracuse

Homeless areas:  (NY505) Syracuse, Auburn/Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego Counties

*CoC (Homeless)

Alex J. Vilardo

Sr. CPD Representative


Entitlement areas:  Monroe County, Rochester

CoC areas:  (NY500) Rochester, Irondequoit, Greece / Monroe County

*Economic Dev / Ā§108

Karla A. Wayne

CPD Program Assistant


Entitlement/Competitive/Homeless:  All Communities

Carol K. Wilke

Program Support Specialist


Entitlement areas: All Communities

Competitive/Homeless areas:  (500) Rochester, Irondequoit, Greece / Monroe County, (501) Elmira / Steuben, Allegany, Chemung Counties, (504) Cattaraugus County, (507) Schenectady County, (510) Ithaca / Tompkins County, (511) Binghamton, Union / Broome, Otsego, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Tioga Counties, (514) Jamestown, Dunkirk / Chautauqua County, (522) Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence Counties (North Country), (523) Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs / Saratoga County