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Office of Mental Health

Statewide Multicultural Advisory (SMAC)

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SMAC advises the Commissioner of Mental Health on policy, programs and activities related to individuals from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, diagnosed with mental illness. The Committee makes recommendations to improve the design, development, and evaluation of culturally and linguistically appropriate client and family-centered treatment and support services that promote health while eliminating disparities.

Statewide Multicultural Advisory Committee (SMAC) Membership:

  • Richard Byamugisha
  • Robert Coffman
  • Antoine B. Craigwell
  • Wilfred H. Farquharson IV
  • Cecilia Gentili
  • Aleisha l. Garvin
  • Laraine Hinson-Spearman
  • Marilena Leaks
  • Jean-Noel Pascale
  • Oscar G Jimenez-Solomon
  • Tina Yun Lee
  • Rebecca Leland
  • Rachel Priest
  • Cynthia Printup-Harms
  • Suzanne Stoute
  • Tamarra Taylor-Statham
  • Cynthia Timms
  • Sean P. Tuckey

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Bureau of Cultural Competence.