PAIMI Advisory Council

The primary role of the PAIMI Advisory Council is to make recommendations to DRNY about the priorities of the PAIMI Program and to discuss the issues and problems individuals with mental illness face in New York.

PAIMI Council Members




Elizabeth Smith

Central Region

June 30, 2021

Jonathan Feldman, Esq.

Western Region
June 30, 2021

Synnove Trier, Ph.D.

New York City

June 30, 2021

Artelia Lewis

Western Region June 30, 2022

Helen Kalinkewicz

Capital Region June 30, 2022

Robbie Lettieri

Long Island

June 30, 2022

George Badillo

Long Island June 30, 2022

Carole Hayes  

Central Region June 30, 2022

Amber Decker

New York City June 30, 2022

Become a Member

The PAIMI Advisory Council will be comprised of approximately 7-9 people representing all parts of the state.  A majority of the members must be individuals with mental illness. The PAIMI Advisory Council meets no less than three times annually.  Members must be able to attend all meetings.  DRNY will cover the reasonable travel costs to attend.  The Advisory Council will be responsible for advising DRNY on its priorities and advocacy for individuals with mental illness.  To be considered for membership to the PAIMI Advisory Council,  please submit an application.   All applications will  be  presented to  DRNY’s Board of  Directors for approval.

Download PAIMI Advisory Council Application