MHNE Board - 2018 Event

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Mental Health News Education (MHNE), publisher of Autism Spectrum News and Behavioral Health News, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a trusted source of education, information and community resources on mental illness, addiction and substance use disorders, and autism spectrum disorders to consumers, families, and the professional community.


Debbie Pantin, MSW, MS Healthcare Management, CEO


Rachel A. Fernbach, Esq, Deputy Director and Assistant
General Counsel, New York State Psychiatric Association


Yvette Brissett-André, MPA, Executive Director and CEO
Unique People Services


Kimberly Williams, MSSW, President
Mental Health Association of New York City

Members of the Board

Peter D. Beitchman, DSW, LMSW, Principal
Behavioral Health Consultation

Constance Y. Brown-Bellamy, MPA, President and CEO
Brown Bell Consulting

Jonathan P. Edwards, LCSW, ACSW, M. Phil., Program Consultant
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Roy Kearse, LCSW, VP for Recovery Services and Community Partnerships
Samaritan Daytop Village, Inc.

Matt Loper, CEO

Barry B. Perlman, MD, Legislative Chair
New York State Psychiatric Association

Jorge R. Petit, MD, CEO
Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC)

Keri Primack, CFP, Senior Financial Advisor, SVP
Gerstein Fisher

Joshua Rubin, MPP, Principal
Health Management Associates

Founding Chairman

Alan B. Siskind, PhD, LCSW

Executive Staff

Ira H. Minot, LMSW, Founder and Executive Director
Mental Health News Education, Inc.

David H. Minot, BA, Associate Director
Mental Health News Education, Inc.