Joint Legislative Public Hearings On
2018-2019 Executive Budget Proposal
Mental Hygiene
February 13, 2018
9:30 AM
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D.
Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health

Kerry Delaney
Acting Commissioner, New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez
Commissioner, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Denise Miranda
Executive Director, New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

Mark van Voorst
Executive Director, The Arc New York

Harvey Rosenthal
Executive Director, NYS Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

Elena Kravitz
Director for Policy and Public Engagement

Glenn Liebman
CEO, Mental Health Association in NYS, Inc.

Wendy Burch
Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness NYS

Kelly Hansen
Executive Director, NYS Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors

Darlene Williams
Occupational Therapist at OMH, New York State Public Employees Federation

Samantha Howell
Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers NYS Chapter

Paige Pierce
CEO, Families Together in New York State

Ann M. Hardiman
President & CEO, NY Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation

Michael Seeiter
Executive VP/COO, NY Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation

Dr. Ellie Carleton, Psy.D.
Residential Treatment Team Leader, Astor Services for Children and Families

Christy Parque
CEO and President, Coalition for Behavioral Health

Arnold Ackerley
Administrative Director, Self Advocacy Association of NYS

John Coppola
Executive Director, Association of Substance Abuse Providers

Stephanie Campbell
Executive Director, Friends of Recovery

Donna Tilghman
Secretary for SAPIS, DC 37 – Local 372

Kevin Allen
Chapter Chair for SAPIS

Winifred Schiff
Associate Executive Director for Legislative Affairs for Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Coalition of Provider Associations

Barbara Crosier
VP of Government Relations for Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS

Antonia Lasicki
Executive Director, Association for Community Living

Maclain Berhaupt
State Advocacy Director, Supportive Housing Network Housing Network of NY

Written Testimony
Mental Health Alternatives to Solitary Confinement

William T. Gettman, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, Northern Rivers Family of Services

Jack Beck
Correction Association of NY

Carol Podgorski, PHD, MPH, LFMT
New York Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

Coalition of Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates

Heritage Christian Services