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President of Mental Health Association of NYC
Kimberly Williams joined MHA-NYC in 2003 and was appointed President in January 2017. During her tenure, Ms. Williams has led efforts to advocate for better behavioral health policies for high-risk populations, provide state-of-the-art educational opportunities for providers and the public, and strategically maximize the agency’s programs in the changing health care landscape. Ms. Williams has formed and led cross system coalitions to advocate for system changes including the Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York, which she co-founded and directed. She is a frequent speaker, particularly on older adult mental health, at conferences and events across the country. Ms. Williams serves on a number of advisory and planning committees including The National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging, the New York State Geriatric Mental Health and Chemical Dependence Planning Council, and the NYSHealth Foundation Community Advisory Committee. Ms. Williams contributes to a column on The Huffington Post and has been quoted in The New York Times, Today’s Geriatric Medicine, and featured on WABC Up Close, NBC 4 New York, and NY1 among others.