About Us

The Community Coalition for Mental Health was created by a research study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Our goal is to increase awareness about depression, reduce fear about mental health problems, and promote social justice. Our members are committed community advocates, compassionate family members, and leaders from the following organizations in New York City:

  • Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)
  • Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement (HCCI)
  • New York City Department Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
  • The Parish of St. Charles Borromeo, Resurrection and All Saints (SCB)
  • First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC)
  • New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI)
  • Teacher’s College, Columbia University (TC)

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Our Team

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  • Rev. Dr. Charles Butler

  • Teena Brooks  NYC Department of Health

    Teena Brooks

  • Professor Joyce Johnson First Corinthian Baptist Church & Monroe College

    Professor Joyce Johnson

  • Pastor Michael A Walrond Jr First Corinthian Baptist Church

    Michael A Walrond Jr

  • La’Shay Morris, MPH  School of Social Work, Columbia University

    La’Shay Morris, MPH

  • Erin Leigh

    Erin Leigh George

  • Dr. Samuel K. Roberts  Columbia University

    Dr. Samuel K. Roberts

  • Dr. Sidney Hankerson  Columbia University Medical Center

    Dr. Sidney Hankerson

  • Dr. Laura Smith  Teacher’s College, Columbia University

    Dr. Laura Smith

  • Dr Martha Sullivan  Gouverneur Health & Church of St. Charles Borromeo

    Dr Martha Sullivan

  • Emely Santiago

    Emely Santiago

  • Alicia James founder and President ARJ Solutions

    Alicia James

  • Jaylaan Ahmad-Llewellyn

    Jaylaan Ahmad-Llewellyn

  • Stefan Pienkowski

    Stefan Pienkowski

  • Michael Connolly

    Michael Connolly

  • Xavier Porter

    Xavier Porter

  • Ivyonne Harris

  • Doris A. Rhem