Joint Legislative Public Hearing on
2017-2018 Executive Budget Proposal
Mental Hygiene
February 6, 2017
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


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

Helene DeSanto
Acting Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

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

Jay Kiyonaga
Executive Deputy Director, New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

Michael Seereiter
President and CEO, NYS Rehabilitation Association

Ann Hardiman     (Document Pending)
Executive Director, NYS Association of Community and Residential Agencies

Steven Kroll
Executive Director, NYSARC

Glenn Liebman
CEO, Mental Health Association in NYS

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

Wendy Burch
Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness NYS

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

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

Edward Snow
PEF Regional 7 Coordinator Federation

Virginia Davey
Council Leader

Paige Pierce
CEO, Families Together in New York State

Winiferd Schiff
Associate Executive Director for Legislative Affairs, bFair2DirectCare Coalition

Christy Parque
CEO and President, Coalition for Behavioral Health

Lisa Wickens-Alteri
Nurse, Save our Western NY Children’s Psychiatric Center Coalition

Arnold Ackerley
Administrative Director, Self Advocacy Association of NYS

Antonia Lasicki
Executive Director, Association for Community Living

Bill Gettman
CEO, Northern Rivers Family Services

Robert Lindsey
CEO, Friends of Recovery – New York

Patrick Curran
Steering Committee Member and Co-Chair of ENYDDA (Eastern NY Developmental Disability Advocates), Statewide Advocacy Network of NY

Written Testimony
Michael A. Lawlor
Director, Catholic Charities NYS Catholic Conference

Fran Turner
Director, Legislative and Political Action CSEA

Andrea Smyth
NYS Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health

North Country Behavioral Healthcare Network

Ariel Savransky
Policy and Advocacy Associate for Child and Adolescent Health
Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC)

Elly Sheller Rufer
Concerned Parent of Katie Rufer

Michael Carey
Concerned Parent of Jonathan Carey

Barbara Delong
Concerned Parent of Laura Delong

John Harmon
Law Enforcement Vice President, NYS Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, Inc.