It is amazing how stone cold facts sometimes get a bit foggy, or so some would hope. So, I thought I’d lift the fog a bit.
Fact: Timothy J. Feeney continues to say he has a valid PhD and a valid Masters Degree when he doesn’t.
Fact: The Southern Tier Independence Center in Binghamton New York may well get the contract from the New York State Department of Health to be the Statewide Neurobehavioral Project for New York’s Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver.
Fact: All indications are Southern Tier has every intention of giving the work, once again because they did it before, to Feeney and his team.
Fact: The New York State Department of Health and the Southern Tier Independence Center are fully aware of Feeney’s bogus degrees and both parties have received communication from brain injury survivors, family members and, in some cases, providers, asking to be protected from having Feeney and his company in their lives. Some providers have said they will stop providing services if Feeney returns.
Fact: If the Southern Tier Independence Center gets the contract and gives work to Feeney and the state doesn’t step up and stop this from happening that means that the Southern Tier Independence Center and the NY State DOH are okay with a dishonest and unqualified individual impacting the lives of the 2700 or so brain injury survivors on the waiver, their families, and the dozens of honorable healthcare providers trying to provide waiver services.
Fact: If the last Fact were to happen, it would mean Southern Tier and the State are not putting the survivors, their families, and the providers first. And, by the way, it would mean both parties are sticking it to the taxpayers because it is taxpayer dollars that would foot the bill, and taxpayers deserve honesty too.
Fact: The Kahrmann Advocacy Coalition, whose membership will soon be larger than that of the prestigious Brain Injury Association of NY State, is paying close attention, which is fairly relevant since the coalition was founded by brain injury survivors and their loved ones, they very people all the aforementioned parties say they care about.