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Domestic Violence Advisory Council

Domestic Violence Advisory Council


The Domestic Violence Advisory Council makes recommendations on domestic violence-related issues and effective strategies for the prevention of domestic violence, assists in the development of appropriate policies and priorities for effective intervention, public education, and advocacy, and facilitates and assures communication and coordination of efforts among state agencies and between different levels of government, state, federal, and municipal, for the prevention of domestic violence.

The advisory council shall meet as often as deemed necessary by the chair but in no event less than two times per year.

The Domestic Violence Advisory Council has not incurred expenses in the prior and current fiscal years, and projected costs for the coming fiscal year are not anticipated.


Advisory Council Members

9 Appointed members
NameAppointed FromExpires Organization/Affiliation
CarlLa HortonTemporary President of the Senate4/14/2024Hopes Door NY
Mary Travers MurphyTemporary President of the Senate9/9/2017Family justice Center
Assemblymember Rodneyse BichotteSpeaker of the Assembly12/27/2018Assembly District 42
Honorable Helene WeinsteinSpeaker of the Assembly12/27/2012Assembly District 42
Kellie NickersonMinority Leader of the Senate6/20/2024YW Niagara 
VacantAssembly Minority  
Holly TuckerGovernor's Appointment8/22/2024Erie County Government
VacantGovernor's Appointment  
VacantGovernor's Appointment  
17 Ex-Officio Members
NameAgency/Organization AffiliationTerm Expiration
Johanna SullivanDCJS10/31/2026
Darren MillerDOCCS2/28/2027
Bernadette DolenDOH10/31/2026
Melissa QuesadaDOL10/31/2026
Keri Springett-DelatourHCR10/31/2026
Connie NealNYSCADV10/31/2026
Will RiveraNYSCASA10/31/2026
LaShanna KingNYSED3/31/2027
Christopher SicilianoNYSP10/31/2026
Brigette Hartman-DeCenzoOASAS4/30/2027
Lisa SmithOCA10/31/2026
Marie LimbachOCFS10/31/2026
Eric JacobsenOFA10/31/2026
Veneilya Goodwin-HardenOMH10/31/2026
Gary GovelOPCA10/31/2026
Zinaria UbaOTDA10/31/2026
Shelby FosterOVS3/31/2027

DVAC Members

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Notes