Purpose

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing to examine the full fiscal consequences—including proposed cuts—of the Governor’s mental health and hygiene budget on critical programs throughout the state.

 

When: February 3 @ 9:30 A.M.

Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building

Expected to Testify:

NYS Office of Mental Hygiene: Commissioner Michael F. Hogan

NYS Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities: Commissioner Diana Jones Ritter

NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services: Commissioner Karen Carpenter-Palumbo

Onondaga County Department of Health: Commissioner Robert C. Long

Mental Health Association of NYS: CEO Glenn Liebman

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Executive Director Nancy Breenlamb

Federation of Mental Health Centers: President Dr. John Rossland

NY Association of Psychiatric Rehab Services: Executive Director Harvey Rosenthal

NYS Rehabilitation Association Inc.: President  & CEO Jeff Wise

Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS: President & CEO Susan Constantino

Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Providers of NYS: Executive Director John Coppola

Supportive Housing Network of New York: Executive Director Ted Houghton

Families Together in NYS: Executive Director Paige Pierce

Citizens Committee for Children: Sr. Policy Associate Joan Siegel

Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services: Director of Public Policy & Government Relations Carmen Collado

NYS Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare: Executive Director Lauri Cole

Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies: Senior Associate for Policy Jason Lippman

Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Legal Advocacy Project: Staff Attorney Christine Waters

Association for Community Living: Executive Director Toni Lasicki

Corporation for Supportive Housing: Ryan Moser

The Direct Support Professional Alliance of NYS: Co-President Joseph Macbeth

Friends of Recovery NY: President Laura Elliott-Engel

Self-Advocacy Association of NYS: Projects Assistant Shameka Andrews

Alliance of Long Island Agencies: Coordinator Margaret Raustiala

Hearing will be streamed live online at http://www.livestream.com/nysenate_joint_budget

** For a full calendar of joint budget hearings visit: http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/schedule-joint-legislative-public-hearings-2010-2011-executive-budget-proposal