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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 health diagnosis face in New York.

PAIMI Council Members




Elizabeth Smith

Central Region

June 30, 2025

Synnove Trier, Ph.D.

New York City

June 30, 2025

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

Amy D’Amico, Esq.           

Western Region
June 30, 2025

Chizuko Ashley Allen        

Capital Region June 30, 2025

Sara Taylor                          

Western Region June 30, 2025

Become a Member

The PAIMI Advisory Council (PAC) is comprised of approximately 7-9 people representing all parts of the state.  A majority of the members must be individuals with mental health diagnosis. The PAC 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 PAC will be responsible for advising DRNY on its priorities and advocacy for individuals with mental health diagnosis.  To be considered for membership to the PAC, please submit an application.  

Download PAIMI Advisory Council Application