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Workforce Development & Outreach Program (WDOP)

WDOP is a statewide initiative designed to improve individuals’ employment opportunities across New York. WDOP creates educational programming and opportunities for individuals with varied experiences and abilities in achieving and maintaining meaningful employment. Additionally, WDOP works with organizations to increase knowledge and understanding of mental health and wellness in the workplace to create an inclusive environment while achieving organizational success.

Workforce Advocacy

MHANYS recommends action that would immediately contribute to workplace mental health literacy, awareness, stigma reduction, healthy habits of self-care, and the pursuit of professional care when needed.

Learn more about Amend the Labor Law in Relation to Workplace Mental Health

Training Opportunities

MHANYS provides trainings and certifications for workforce development.

These include 

Videos: Recorded Presentations

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Lindsay Miller, Executive Director, New York Association on Independent Living

Donald Webber, PROS Counselor and Peer Leader, Mental Health Association of Columbia Green Counties

Kelly Dickey, Cleaning Supervisor and PROS Practitioner, Mental Health Association of Columbia Green Counties


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

Healthy Families for a Healthy Workforce


Christopher Warren, Mental Health Administration Doctoral Candidate, D’Youville University

Alexa Lofaro, Founder & CEO, LUNA Disability Counseling & Consulting

Michelle Garcia, MHCP Assistant Director, MHANYS

Megan Spagnola, MHCP Program Specialist, MHANYS


Deborah Faust, Director of CarePath & MHCP, MHANYS

Help Wanted: Addressing Workforce Shortage


Jean Moore, DrPH, FAAN, Director of the New York Center for Health Workforce Studies at the School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany

Gladys I. Cruz, Ph.D., District Superintendent for Questar III Board of Cooperative Educational Service (BOCES)


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