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Retired Paraprofessionals Support

Retired paraprofessionals support team
Retired Paraprofessionals Support Team: Bottom row, L to R - Lorraine Ferrannini, Carmen Alvarez, Shelvy Young-Abrams; Top row, L to R - Reginald Colvin, Steven Chazanow, Lisa Viscovi

We are excited to announce our new support system designed exclusively for our retired paraprofessionals in order to make it easier for you to connect with the UFT and request assistance.

We are here for you and can provide help with resolving issues regarding SHIP, pension, social services, medical health benefits (optical, dental, hearing aids, health insurance) or other general questions.

Contact the UFT's dedicated Retired Paraprofessionals Support (RPS) team via phone or email: 

Call us at 646-770-1917 
or email us: 

Retired Paraprofessionals Support Team

As pictured above, from bottom to top, left to right: 
Lorraine Ferrannini, RTC Coordinator, Retiree Delegate, former Chapter Leader, RPS representative 
Carmen Alvarez, Special Projects Coordinator for LeRoy Barr, UFT Vice President for Special Education emerita 
Shelvy Young-Abrams, Paraprofessionals Chapter Chair emerita 
Reginald Colvin, Paraprofessionals Chapter First Vice Chair emeritus, former Chapter Leader, RPS representative 
Steven Chazanow, Retiree Delegate, RPS Team Manager 
Lisa Viscovi, Retiree Delegate, former Chapter Leader, RPS representative

Read more about our new support program

Not a member of the Retired Teachers Chapter yet?

Learn about the benefits of membership and how to enroll

If you have not received your RPS Contact Card, please contact us. 

Download RPS Contact Card

Please stay tuned to this page for additional updates and resources dedicated to our retired paraprofessionals.