2016-2017 Joint Budget Hearing
Mental Hygiene
February 3, 2016
Hearing Room B


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

Kerry Delaney
Acting Commissioner, New York State Office for People with Development Disabilities

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

Michael Seereiter
President & CEO, NYS Rehabilitation Association

Ann M. Hardiman
Executive Director, NYS Association of Community & Residential Agencies

Harvey Rosenthal
Executive Director, NY Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Steven Kroll
Executive Director, NYS ARC

Glenn Liebman
CEO, Mental Health Association in NYS

Wendy Burch
Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Health NYS

Irene Turski
Government Affairs Chair

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

Stephanie McLean-Beathley
Transition Coordination OPWDD, Save Our Western NY Children Psychiatric Center

Barbara Crosier
VP Government Relations, Cerebral Palsy Association of NYS

Andrea Smyth
Executive Director, NYS Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health

Ed Snow
Labor Management Officer OPWDD, PEF

Virginia Davey
Statewide OMH/PEF Labor Management Committee Co-Chairperson

Antonia Lasicki
Executive Director, Association for Community Living

Shaun D. Francois
President, District Council 372, AFSCME, AFL-CIO

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

Robert J. Lindsay, M.Ed.
CEO, Friends of Recovery NY

Written Testimony
Michael Lawler
Director of Catholic Charities, NYS Catholic Conference

Kate Breslin
President & CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Phillip A. Saperia
CEO, The Coalition on Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Meghan Schoeffling
Policy Analyst, NY Association on Independent Living

Legal Action Center

Lauri Cole
Executive Director, NYS Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Jack Beck
Director, Prison Visiting Project

Nora Moran
Policy Analyst, United Neighborhood Houses