Pictured in the photo: Robin Andrews, Supervisor Town of Claverack; SMS; Jeff ovitz, Executive Director, Mental Health Association Columbia-Greene
Counties; Jeff Barrett, President, Board of Directors; Marc Molinaro; and Bill Gannon, representing Assemblyman Pete Lopez
Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 123 CAP
Agenda notes: The committee will consider the following nominations: Carla Boutin-Foster, MD, MS: Member, Public Health Council, and Chair and Member, Minority Health Council. John A. D'Anna, MD, MPH: Member, Administrative Review Board for Professional Medical Conduct. Gordon W. Felt: Member, State Camp Safety Advisory Council. Lori V. Quigley, PhD: Member, Minority Health Council.
The New York State Senate today passed a legislative resolution, introduced by Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Mental Health and Disabilities, calling on Governor David Paterson to proclaim March 2010 as Spread the Word to End the Word Awareness Month in the State of New York.
The Spread the Word to End the Word movement is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics and their supporters to raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word "retard(ed)" and encourage people to pledge to stop using the R-word.
On March 16, 2010 representatives of the Mental Health Association in Orange County met with Senator Bonacic in Albany to discuss issues related to adults with autism. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Suzanne Hartt and Natasha Tomlins.