The LIRRCC recently welcomed new member Michael Godino who was nominated by Nassau County Executive Mangano. Godino resides in Malverne and has lived in Nassau County most of his life. He is legally blind and has been actively engaged for many years as a representative and advocate of the disabled. Currently, he serves as the Director of Advocacy for the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled and commutes daily from Lynbrook to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn.
In 2009 Governor Paterson appointed Godino to the Board of the New York State Rehabilitation Council for People Who Are Blind. He is also a Board member of the American Council of the Blind; American Council of the Blind of New York; Council of Citizens with Low Vision International; and the New York Association for Vision Rehabilitation.
Mr. Godino attended Nassau Community College in Garden City and received his BA in Physics from Queens College in Flushing, New York. The LIRRCC looks forward to having Mr. Godino’s perspective on commuting and making the Council aware of the challenges faced by those riders with a visual impairment.