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Families Together in New York State (FTNYS) Regional Parent Advisors

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Families Together in NYS, Inc.


The primary role of each Regional Parent Advisor is to build a relationship with all of the family support services within their region. Parent Advisors provide a forum for local family support services to network with one another. They serve as liaisons, facilitating communication between the New York State Office of Mental Health and the families in the community.

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Contact Information/Service Locations

FTNYS Central NY Regional Parent Advisor

NYS Office of Mental Health Central NY Office

545 Cedar Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

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Kathleen Liedka, Parent Advisor

Susan Lewis, Parent Advisor

County(ies) Served:

Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego

FTNYS Hudson River Regional Parent Advisor

NYS Office of Mental Health Hudson River Field Office

10 Ross Circle, Suite 5N
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Barbara Callahan, Parent Advisor

Laurie Lawrence, Parent Advisor

County(ies) Served:

Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester

FTNYS Long Island Regional Parent Advisor

Pilgrim Psychiatric Center

998 Crooked Hill Road, 45, 3rd Floor
West Brentwood, NY 11717

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Cheryl Williams, Parent Advisor

Jeanne Mcgough, Parent Advisor

County(ies) Served:

Nassau, Suffolk

FTNYS New York City Regional Parent Advisor

330 5th Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001

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Christina Richburg, Parent Advisor

Bernadine Meeks, Parent Advisor

County(ies) Served:

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond

FTNYS Western NY Regional Parent Advisor

Western Region Field Office of Mental Health

737 Delaware Avenue, Suite 200
Buffalo, NY 14209

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Pamela Brannan, Parent Advisor

Micky Toker, Parent Advisor

County(ies) Served:

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Orleans, Steuben, Tioga, Wyoming


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Information and support for individuals and families with behavioral, emotional, physical and/or mental health challenges.

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