05 Feb 2021

Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2021 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic Mental Hygiene

Legislative Office Building

Virtual Public Hearing | Zoom 181 State Street, Hearing Room B, 2nd Floor, Albany, NY, 12247

09:30 AM Archived Video



Opening Statements Testimony and Questions

1. New York State Office of Mental Health Ann Marie T. Sullivan Commissioner
2. New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities Dr. Theodore Kastner  Commissioner
3. New York State Office of Addiction Services and Support Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez  Commissioner
4. New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Executive Denise Miranda  Director

Panel A:

5. Children’s Defense Fund – New York Melissa Genadri Poverty & Health Policy Associate
6. New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health Andrea Smyth  Executive Director
7. Family and Children’s Association Jeffrey L. Reynolds, Ph. D President and CEO

Panel B:

8. Supporting Our Youth & Adults Network (SOYAN) Leslie Feinberg  Director
9. CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities Luis Alvarez  Chair 

Panel C:

10. NY Lawyers for the Public Interest Ruth Lowenkron Director, Disability
11. New York Association of Psychiatric Rosenthal Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Harvey  CEO

Panel D:

12. Legal Action Center Christine Khaikan Health Policy Attorney
13. Community Advocate Briana Gilmore Policy Consultant

Panel E:

14. New York Association of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse John J. Coppola  Executive Director
15. Coalition of Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers & Advocates Allegra Schorr  President
16. Friends of Recovery Dr. Angelia Smith-Wilson Executive Director

Panel F:

17. Mental Health Association in NYS Glenn Liebman CEO
18. New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors Kelly A. Hansen  Executive Director
19. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Wendy Burch  Executive Director
20. Coalition for Behavioral Health Amy Dorin 2 President & CEO

Panel G:

21. New York Alliance for Developmental Disabilities Russell Snaith Founding Member
22. The Association for Community Living Sebrina Barrett Executive Director
23. New York Self-Determination Coalition Susan Platkin Advocate
24. New York Disability Advocates (NYDA) Susan Constantino President and CEO CP of NYS

Panel H:

25. NYCFair Carlene Braithwaite Member, Executive Committee
26. Local 372, DC 37 AFSCME Kevin Allen Chapter Chair
27. Self-Advocacy Association New York State BJ Stasio  President
28. LIFEPlan CCO NY Nick Cappolletti CEO 

YouTube Video
PDF icon
File Attachment

past Mental Health committee events

Mental Health committee news

How a Bill Becomes Law

Learn More