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Office of Mental Health

Text version of OMH Family Liaisons

OMH Family Liaison Bureau

Rami Kaminski, M.D.
Commissioner's Liaison to Families

Joan Shanebrook, ACSW,
Deputy Director

NYS Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229
Phone:(518) 474-4888
Fax: (518) 473-0373
Regional Family Liaisons Regions
Western New York
Tom Wallace, CSW
Western New York Field Office
737 Delaware Avenue, Suite 200
Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone:(716) 885-4219
Fax: (716) 885-4096

Western New York is made up of 19 counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.

There are two Psychiatric Centers (PC) in Erie County. They are: Buffalo PC, and Western NY Children's PC. One PC in Monroe county: The Rochester PC and one PC in Chemung county: The Elmira PC.

Central New York
Jeannie Straussmann, CSW
Central New York Field Office
Hutchings Psychiatric Center
545 Cedar Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone:(315) 472-2093
Fax: (315) 472-5279

Central New York is made up of 20 counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Onondaga, Oneida, Oswego, Otsego, and St. Lawrence.

There is one Psychiatric Center (PC) in Onondaga county: The Hutchings PC. One PC in St. Lawrence county: The St. Lawrence PC. One PC in Broome county: The Binghamton PC and two PC's in Herkimer county: The Central New York Forensic PC and The Mohawk Valley PC.

Hudson River
James Regan, Ph.D.
Hudson River Field Office
4 Jefferson Plaza, 3rd Floor
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone:(845) 454-8229
Fax: (845) 454-8218

Hudson River is made up of 16 counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Orange, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington, and Westchester.

There are two Psychiatric Centers(PC) in Orange county: the Middletown PC and the Mid-Hudson Forensic PC. One in Westchester county: The Rockland PC Nathan S. Kline Institute. One in Dutchess county: The Hudson River PC, and one in Albany county: the Capital District PC

Long Island
William Schmelter, Ph.D.
Long Island Field Office
Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
998 Crooked Hill Road
West Brentwood, NY 11717
Phone:(631) 761-2508
Fax: (631) 761-2820

Long Island is made up of 2 counties: Nassau, and Suffolk.

There are two Psychiatric Centers(PC) in Suffolk: the Sagamore Children's PC, and the Pilgrim PC.

New York City
Joseph Lazar
New York City Field Office
330 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone:(212) 330-1650
Fax: (212) 330-6359

Borough Liaisons
Bronx/Queens: Ellice Matza
(212) 330-1666
Brooklyn/Staten Island: Jill Massey
(212) 330-1665
Manhattan: Edward Robs
(212) 330-1667

NYC County is composed of the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Statan Island.

Manhattan has three Psychiatric Centers (PC): the NYS Psychiatric Institute, the Manhattan PC, and the Kirby Forensic PC. Brooklyn has one: the Kingsbory PC, Brooklyn Children's Center. Queens has two: the Creedmoor PC, and the Queens Children's PC. The Bronx has one: the Bronx Children's PC.
Staten Island has one: the South Beach PC.