Government Relations Committee


Daryl Hornick-Becker (Term 2016-2019)
Admissions Counselor
CUNY Welcome Center


Brian Culligan (Term 2016-2019)
Assistant Director
SUNY Welcome Center


 Committee Members

John Keating, Boys and Girls Club

Latiqua Washington, New Settlement Apartments

Mitchell Thompson, Scarsdale High School

Roksolana Sheverack, CUNY Welcome Center

Alexander Haas, University at Buffalo

Jeff Simon, iMentor

Julia Forman, NYC Outward Bound

Fahim Farazi, CUNY Welcome Center

Maya Lupa, Magen David Yeshiva Celia Esses High School

Emmanuel Cruz, SUNY Oswego

Emily Task, Goddard Riverside Options Center

Jeurel Wilson, Stuyvesant High School

Estrella Redondo, Baruch College

Jackie Mandart, Union College

Raychon Gillis, Clarkson

Danielle Robinson, SUNY Maritime

Scott Taylor, Syracuse

Tim Maguire, SUNY Delhi

Zach Goldman, Hunter College

Luis Barcelo, Pelham Prep


The charge of the Government Relations Committee is to support NYSACAC in promoting access and equity in post-secondary education through participation in legislative activities. Members must be knowledgeable and current regarding such issues and must educate the organization as well as communicate the importance of being proactive in this arena.

Responsibilities of the Chair/Co-Chairs

  • Recruit committee members at the annual spring conference.
  • Plan and Coordinate the Legislative Advocacy Day Program.
  • Coordinate and organize the Legislative Session at the NYSACAC annual spring conference.
  • Submit reports to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Access.
  • Attend August and December Executive Board meetings, and others if possible. Submit a report to the VP for Diversity, Equity, and Access prior to the meeting.
  • Submit articles regarding the Legislative Forum for the December and March issues of the newsletter, and other issues as necessary.
  • Maintain portion of the NYSACAC website focusing on legislative issues.

Responsibilities of Committee Members

  • Attend meetings, and participate in e-mail listserves and discussion groups.
  • Attend the NYSACAC Legislative Advocacy Day in Albany.
  • Complete projects as assigned.
  • Take an active role in the planning, organizing, and executing of the workshop session at the annual spring conference.
  • Promote overall awareness of the committee.