Board of Directors

Mental Health News Education, Inc.
Board of Directors

Jorge R. Petit, MD
Regional Senior Vice President, New York Market
Beacon Health Options

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

Peg Moran, LMSW, Vice President, Operations
Center for Regional Healthcare Innovation
Westchester Medical Center

Debra Pantin, LCSW, Associate Executive Director
VIP Community Services

Members of the Board
Peter D. Beitchman, DSW, LMSW
Behavioral Health Advocate

Constance Y. Brown-Bellamy, MPA, Vice President
Community and Government Relations

Jonathan P. Edwards, LMSW, Training Specialist, Parachute NYC
NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene

Alan Eskenazi, MA, CPHQ, CASAC, Senior Associate Executive Director
Department of Psychiatry
Woodhull Hospital

Mary Hanrahan, LCSW, Behavioral Health, Clinical Services Management
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Joseph Krasnansky, LCSW, Vice President and Chief Program Officer
Lower Eastside Service Center

Judith R. Omidvaran
Autism Parent Advocate, New York

Janet Z. Segal, LCSW, Executive Vice President Emerita
Four Winds Hospital and President, Four Winds Foundation

Alan Trager, LCSW, Chief Executive Officer
Westchester Jewish Community Service

Naomi Weinstein, MPH
Vice President, Innovations

Kimberly Williams, LMSW, Vice President
Integrated Policy and Program Solutions
Mental Health Association of New York City

Dianne Zager, PhD
Michael C. Koffler Professor in Autism,
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University

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.