Listed below are the impressive recipients of this year’s annual MHANYS
Awards Dinner, being held on October 27th at the Albany Marriott. To
register for the awards dinner on the evening of the 27th or the October 28
th conference, go to www.mhanys.org

The dinner is a wonderful evening highlighting the work of our members and
our colleagues in the community. This year is a very special one as two of
our outstanding MHA directors ,Giselle Stolper in New York City and Amy
Kohn in Westchester, will both be retiring. It is a great opportunity to
honor them as well as all of the other worthy recipients.

Special thanks to the MHANYS Board Awards Committee who did a wonderful job
of selecting this year’s recipients

CEO Award
Jeff Wise,( posthumously), the Executive Director, New York State Justice
Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

Lifetime Achievement Award
Giselle Stolper, President and CEO, MHA of New York City, Inc.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Amy Kohn, Chief Executive Officer, MHA of Westchester County, Inc.

Beth Jenkins Staff Leadership Award
Dr. Lisa Connolly, Nominated by the MHA of Dutchess County, Inc.

Beth Jenkins Staff Leadership Award
Carleton Archer, Nominated by MHA of New York City, Inc

Leila Salmon Advocacy Award
Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Family Advocate of the Year
Pat Vincent, Nominated by the MHA in Tompkins County

Family Advocate of the Year
Stacey Orzell, Nominated by the MHA in Orange County, Inc.

Excellence in Leadership Award
Melissa Ramirez, Deputy Director, Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.

Friend of MHA
John Lee, CCSI, Nominated by the MHAs of Genesee and Orleans, Monroe & Niagara Counties

Edna Aimes Scholarship
Thomas Agistino (Nassau County)

 

Glenn Liebman, CEO
Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.

 

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