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Mental Health Update

February 15, 2019
Mental Health Update

MH Update – 2/15/19 – MHANYS Honored to Receive National Council’s 2019 Awards of Excellence in Advocacy Organizational Achievement

MHANYS is honored to receive the Excellence in Advocacy Organizational Achievement Award from the National Council for Behavioral Health for our organization’s work on Mental Health Education in Schools.

New York is well represented with other awardees including former OMH Commissioner Mike Hogan, Steve Coe of Community Access and OMH Medical Director, Dr. Lloyd Sederer

The votes are in. The envelopes have been opened. Now it is time to celebrate!

Health meets Hollywood in Nashville on Tuesday, March 26, at the National Council Awards of Excellence Celebration. Come to NatCon19 and pay tribute to the leaders, the innovators and the advocates. Check out the list of honorees below.


Visionary Leadership
Emily Jenkins
Arizona Council of Human Service Providers

Visionary Leadership
David Evans
Integral Care

Visionary Leadership
Louis Dekmar
LaGrange Police Department, IACP

Visionary Leadership
Mike Hogan
Hogan Health Solutions

Visionary Leadership
Mark Fontaine
Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association

Doctor of the Year
Lloyd Sederer
New York State Office of Mental Health

Peer Support Worker of the Year
Trish Bleth
Terros Health

Excellence in Whole Person Care
Tropical Texas Behavioral Health

Excellence in Addictions Treatment
Howard Center

Excellence in Behavioral Health Care Management Sponsored by Mental Health
Risk Retention Group and Negley Ozark Center

Excellence in Advocacy Organizational Achievement Sponsored by Sunovion
Mental Health Association of New York State

Excellence in Advocacy by an Elected Official Sponsored by Sunovion
Representative Sara Feigengholtz Illinois State Legislature

Excellence in Advocacy Individual Achievement Sponsored by Sunovion Marie
Williams Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Excellence in Technology
Sponsored by Qualifacts

Excellence in Mental Health First Aid Community Impact