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Douglas J. Usiak, BS IAE

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Executive Director of Western New York Independent Living “Family of Agencies”

curriculum vitae

Douglas J. Usiak, BS IAE, has been the Executive Director of Western New York Independent Living “Family of Agencies” for the past 25 years. The Center currently has over 250 employees and 18 sources of revenue. He has also been a Co-PI of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Transfer, where he was responsible for: monitoring and insuring RERC’s dissemination efforts, co-coordinating the efficacy of products transferred by the RERC, and supervising all consumer involvement, including facilitated product development focus groups for all R&D projects, which resulted in 50 products commercialized. Mr. Usiak was the PI for the Rehabilitation Research Training Center on Independent Living Management from 2000-20006, where 26 training products were developed and disseminate to the CIL national network. He has been a co-author on 5 journal articles on Independent living and 3 articles on issues of Technology Transfer.

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