Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Mental Hygiene
February 16, 2023
9:30 a.m.
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


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

Dr. Chinazo Cunningham
Commissioner, New York State Office of Addiction Services and Support

Kerri Neifeld
Commissioner, New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

OPWDD Follow up


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

Courtney David
Executive Director, New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors (the Conference)

John Coppola
Director, New York Association of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers, Inc. (ASAP)

Glenn Liebman
CEO, Mental Health Association in NYS, Inc. (MHANYS)

Sharon Horton
Interim Executive Director, Public Affairs, National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York State (NAMI-MYS)

Alice Bufkin
Associate Executive Director, Policy and Advocacy, Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC)

Drena Fagen
Director, New York Creative Arts Therapists

Maria Cristalli
Board Member, NYS Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health

Harvey Rosenthal
Executive Director, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS)

Katherine LeGeros Bajuk
Mental Health Attorney Specialist, New York County Defender Services (NYCDS)

Nadia Chait
Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy, Center for Alternative Sentencing and Alternative Services (CASES)

Allegra Schorr
President, Coalition of Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates (COMPA)

Bradley Hansen
Families Together in New York State (FTNYS)

Michael Seereiter
President & CEO, New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation (NY Alliance)

Jim Karpe

Karpe Follow up

Sybil Newell
Executive Director, RISE Housing and Support Services

Sebrina Barrett
Executive Director, The Association for Community Living

Veronica Crawford
Self Advocate, Care Design NY

Mike Alvaro
President, New York Disability Advocates (NYDA)

Erik Geizer
The ARC New York

Written Testimony
Access to Independence of Cortland County (ATI)

American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)

Asian American Federation (AAF)

Binghamton General Hospital

Bronx Care

Care Management Alliance of New York (CMANY)

Carla Rose Art Therapy

Cerebral Palsy Association of NYS

Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDF-NY)

Children’s Health Home of Upstate New York (CHHUNY)

Davenport Creative Arts Therapy

Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)

Finn Whitney

Fountain House

Frank and Ruth E Caruso Foundation

Housing Works

Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR)

Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (IAC)

Legal Action Center (LAC)

Local 372

Medicaid Matters New York

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York Health Plan Association (HPA)

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI)

New York Self-Determination Coalition

New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) and New York Center for Assisted Living (NYSCAL)

New York State Office of the Attorney General

New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF)

Northern Rivers

NYS Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Partners Health Plan (PHP)

Philipstown Behavioral Health Hub

Project Guardianship

Rebecca School

Rise Housing and Support Services

Sanctuary for Families

Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA)

The Coalition for Behavioral Health

The Dale Association Outpatient Counseling and Treatment Center

The Jed Foundation (JED)

Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project