New Chapter Begins at The Coalition

Change is coming to The Coalition. On June 1, 2018, the Board of Directors appointed Jason Lippman Interim President & CEO of The Coalition. Jason brings much experience to his new position, through his long association with The Coalition, including most recently serving as its Executive Vice President, and previously as Director of Policy & Advocacy. 

“It is truly an honor to serve in this leadership position,” according to Jason. “Thank you to the Board of Directors and membership for having confidence in me to lead The Coalition through this important transformation.”

In the months ahead, our primary focus will be to strengthen The Coalition’s advocacy efforts on fostering the sustainability and viability of the community-based behavioral health sector. As part of this effort, The Coalition will enhance our presence in Albany and to position us as the go-to advocate and resource for our membership, in navigating the many changes now underway in our sector. Stay tuned for more announcements this summer.

We look forward to your continued support and participation in this endeavor.

June 12, 2018

12th Annual Conference for Working Peer Specialists

Please join us on Thursday, July 19, 2018 for the 12th annual NYC conference for working peer specialists, where peers working across the spectrum of NYC’s mental health service delivery system gather to learn, share and grow.

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Coalition Video on YouTube

Empowering Lives Through Community Behavioral Health - Five stories narrated by Mike Wallace in two parts.

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Coalition News:

The Coalition Integrates its Training Center Services

The Coalition is pleased to announce a newly fully integrated training department and team. The Coalition’s Center for Rehabilitation & Recovery, Professional Learning Center and Court Involved Youth initiatives will operate synergistically under one training department to maximize our impact providing the behavioral health community with quality and forward-thinking trainings. Below are recent highlights from our training team.

Two Shining Stars Join The Center for Rehabilitation & Recovery: Liz Breier and Clinton Green were recently hired to play instrumental roles in expanding The Coalition’s technical assistance and training capacities, including Benefits Management. Learn more about Liz and Clinton in the “Around the Water Cooler” section below, and view the upcoming trainings happening at the Center.

New Milestone Achieved: In advancing the reach of The Coalition’s continuing education program to offer CEU’s for licensed social workers, licensed mental health and credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselors (CASACs), the training department has provided a total of 4,000 continuing education hours to the New York City behavioral health workforce in 2018.

Coming This Fall: The Coalition is creating an online learning community and building a Learning Management System (LMS). Once implemented, the LMS will allow participants to access training materials, resources and webinars. Keep your eyes out for the launch date!


We invite you to continue reading the other news items from the Coalition this month.

Keynote Presentation

Please Buckle Up, Experiencing Turblence Ahead: 
The Federal Impact on New York's Behavioral Health System

Chuck Ingoglia
Senior Vice President for Public Policy / Practice Improvement
National Council for Behavioral Health 

New York's Behavioral Health System: Transformation in Progress

Presentation 1

Jason Helgerson

NYS Medicaid Director
Presentation 2

Ann Sullivan

NYS Office of Mental Health

Presentation 3

Arlene González-Sánchez
NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance 
Abuse Services
Presentation 4

Gary Belkin

Executive Deputy Commissioner
NYC Department of Health and 
Mental Hygiene