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Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Acting Commissioner
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Regional Multicultural Advisory Committee (RMAC)

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The Regional Multicultural Advisory Committee is a diverse body comprised of consumers, peers, family members, providers and other vested stakeholders within a county/region that are organized for community action and creating systemic change for diverse cultural groups within the behavioral health system.

Here's a list of the RMACs across New York State. Please make a difference in service delivery and engagement and attend the RMAC in your area.

  • New York City Region (Brooklyn, Manhattan)
  • Central New York Region (Broome County)
  • Lower Hudson River Region (Westchester County)
  • Long Island Region (Suffolk County)
2014 Calendar for the Statewide and RMAC meetings
Long Island To be announced
Lower Hudson River (Westchester County)

February 12, 2014*
March 12, 2014
April 9, 2014
May 14, 2014*
June, 2014 to be announced
September 10, 2014*
October 14, 2014
November 12, 2014
*Frances S. Priester Moss will attend these meetings
All sessions will be held Wednesday,10 a.m. to noon.


Ask for:
Mount Vernon Public Library, Community Room
28 South First Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Ms. Jean Williams (914) 668-9124 extension 11
Upper Hudson River (New York City) January 16, 2014
May 15, 2014
September 18, 2014
All session will be held Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ask for:
The Prince George (Common Ground)
14 East 28th Street, the Multi-Purpose Room, the Penhouse
New York, New York 10016
Mr. Bert Coffman (212) 889-4262
Central Region January 23, 2014
May 8, 2014
September 25, 2014
All session will be held Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon with the exception of May 8 which will be held Thursday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Ask for:
229-231 State Street
6th Floor Conference Room
Binghamton, New York, NY 13901
Lynne Esquivel 607-778-1148
2013 Calendar for the Statewide and RMAC meetings
Long Island Friday October 18, 2013 1 day peer training in Suffolk Countyface to face
Lower Hudson RiverWednesday October 16, 2013 10 a.m. to noon face to face
New York CityThursday October 24, 2013 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.face to face
Central RegionThursdaySeptember 19, 2013 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.face to face
Regional MACs:RMAC Quarterly Reports
Long Island Hyacinth Spence, LMSW
Alberta Johnson Powell, LMSW
Cynthia Lacey, MHA
Darryl K. Johnson
Pablo Reyes
(631) 444-3174
(631) 647-3111
(631) 669-5355
(631) 727-6220
(631) 234-1049
Lower Hudson River
(Westchester County)
Jean Williams, LCSW-R
Damon Bacote
Christina Cortez
Helene Fisher
(914) 668-9124 ext. 11
Upper Hudson River
(New York City)
Christian Huygen, Ph.D.
Bert Coffman
Lourdes Cintron
(718) 852-5212
(917) 286-0616
NYCRMAC flyer PDF Document (99kb)
Quarterly Report PDF Document (99kb)
Central Region
(Broome County)
Lynne Esquivel, MPA
Doris Cheung, M.A., M. Phil.
(607) 778-1148
(607) 771-8888
Quarterly Report PDF Document (182kb)

For Additional Information, Statewide & RMAC please call or e-mail the following persons:
Frances Priester Moss or Deirdre Goss (518) 473-4144

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