Resolution J2371-2013

Honoring Anthony J. Falco upon the occasion of his retirement and for his many accomplishments on behalf of New York's mentally ill population

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  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 18, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 13, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Anthony J. Falco upon the occasion of
his retirement and for his many accomplishments on behalf of New  York's
mentally ill population

WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense  of  this  Legislative  Body  to  acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose professional lives, personal endeavors and
community  service  are  an example and inspiration to their colleagues,
friends, and family; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Anthony J. Falco upon the occasion of his retirement and  for  his  many
accomplishments on behalf of New York's mentally ill population; and
  WHEREAS,  Anthony  J.  Falco, LCSW, is Director of Planning and Evalu-
ation at Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc. (RSS), New  York  State's
largest  not-for-profit  provider  of  residential,  rehabilitation, and
treatment services to persons with serious psychiatric disabilities; and
  WHEREAS, As a founding member of RSS in 1979,  Anthony  J.  Falco  had
extensive  experience in program administration, service design, policy,
and development; and
  WHEREAS, Anthony J. Falco conducted numerous  program  and  evaluation
studies  and  outcome  reporting  activities;  in 1999, he developed and
designed a consumer  satisfaction  and  continuous  quality  improvement
reporting  system  currently  in  use in 160 programs within 16 New York
State agencies; and
  WHEREAS, In 2003, Anthony J.  Falco  assumed  responsibility  for  RSS
development,  writing  more than 30 successful proposals and grants that
have been awarded to RSS divisions; and
  WHEREAS, Anthony J. Falco made presentations to numerous statewide and
international audiences and delivered many in-service training  programs
on  team  building, quality improvement, consumer satisfaction, incident
management, service planning, legal  and  ethical  issues  of  providing
psychiatric  residential  care,  management  strategies,  managed  care,
single-point-of-access systems, and results-based funding  of  supported
employment; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition,  Anthony J. Falco has been an active committee
member and has participated in various task forces for  the  Association
of  Community Living and other trade organizations; he was a co-investor
in a four-year housing initiative study  sponsored  by  the  Center  for
Mental Health Services; and
  WHEREAS,  Anthony J. Falco currently serves on The College of St. Rose
Social Work Department Advisory Board and  is  a  Board  member  of  St.
Rose's Institute for Community Research and Training; and
  WHEREAS, In 2006, Anthony J. Falco completed The Program in Management
Development  - Leadership Studies, conducted by the The School of Indus-
trial and Labor Relations of Cornell University; and
  WHEREAS, Anthony J. Falco received his M.S.W. degree from  the  Rocke-
feller  College  of  Public  Affairs and Policy, State University of New
York at Albany, where he received a fellowship from the Ringel Institute
of Gerontology; and
  WHEREAS, The father of two daughters, Jessica and Theresa, Anthony  J.
Falco is the spouse of Gloria Falco; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his professional and communi-
ty  service,  a period of constructive involvement, Anthony J. Falco has

stood constant in dignity, good grace and  humor,  and  has  earned  the
respect and admiration of his colleagues, family and friends; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual  for  the  benefit  of  others  which Anthony J. Falco has displayed
throughout his life; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Anthony  J. Falco upon the occasion of his retirement and for his
many accomplishments on behalf of New York's  mentally  ill  population;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Anthony J. Falco.

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