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Department: MHFA

Katie Oldakowski

Katie has been with MHANYS since 2023.

Edad Mercier

Edad Mercier has been with MHANYS since 2023.

Scott Thomas

Scott has been with MHANYS since 2023.

Afua Sarfo

Afua (she/her/they) is a long-time serving early childhood educator/advocate and growing artist. She was an intern at MHANYS in 2019 and then became a certified Mental Health First Aider. Now she returns to MHANYS as a full-time Universal Mental Health First Aid trainer. She supports agency programming, advocates for mental health policy and education, facilitates trainings with hopes and dreams to continue advocating for mental health in all avenues internal and external with a bit of sparkle and more fun.

Afua likes to keep busy with a balance of body wellness: yoga, pilates, crafting, roller skating, painting, auto racing, piano, dance, twirling, make-up, natural hair care, and photography. She loves her life to be full of color and vibrancy.

Liz Walkden

Liz, NYCPS-P, COTA/L, (she/her/hers) joined MHANYS in 2023. She is a Mental Health Peer, Advocate, and Occupational Therapy Professional. She manages the Mental Health First Aid Program.

Liz loves to hike, spend time in nature, dance, and listen to audiobooks.