BJ STASIO

FICAB Member

BJ Stasio is the President of the Board of Directors of the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS), a position to which he was elected by his fellow self-advocates and peers around New York. He has also been employed by OPWDD for over 20 years, working on person-centered planning, voting issues, and self-determination training and education. Additionally, he has served on the board of the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York, the Disability History Museum Board, and has a non-profit organization, Buffalo Racin’, focused on getting people with disabilities involved in 5K races. BJ has been actively involved with direct advocacy to OPWDD during this public health crisis on behalf of SANYS, representing the voices of self-advocates across New York State.