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The Coalition Honors Four Remarkable Leaders of the Behavioral Health Sector 

On October 23, 2018, The Coalition held its annual Leadership Awards reception. This is the one time of the year when we bring together all our colleagues and friends to honor individuals that make genuine contributions to public policy and community awareness of behavioral health issues.

The Coalition is grateful to Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who joined us on behalf of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and provided meaningful remarks, as well as NY1's anchor Roma Torre for graciously emceeing the night's festivities, Mutual of America for providing us with glamorous event space, all of our event sponsors, award presenters and guests for making this year's event a major success.

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The 2018 Coalition Honorees Are:


Healthcare Policy Leadership Awards
The Honorable Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor, The State of New York
Accepting on his behalf:
The Honorable Kathy Hochul
Lieutenant Governor, The State of New York
Award presented by: Mitchell Netburn, President & CEO Samaritan Daytop Village, Inc.






Public Policy Leadership Award
The Honorable Diana Ayala
New York City Council Member
Award presented by: 
Tony Hannigan, President and CEO, CUCS




Advocacy Leadership Award
Celia Brown
NYS OMH Regional Advocacy Specialist
Award presented by: 
Susan Friedlander 
Director of Community Integration & Wellness, NYS OMH






Legacy Leadership Award
Tino Hernandez
Past President & CEO, Samaritan Daytop Village &
Past Chair, The Coalition
Award presented by: 
Debra Pantin, President & CEO, Outreach





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