2020 Keynote


Director, School Mental Health Resource and Training Center

Mental Health Association in NYS, Inc.

Amy has been working with the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) since 2016. MHANYS was the leading advocate for a NYS law that requires schools to include mental health instruction in the K-12 health curriculum. MHANYS established the School Mental Health Resource and Training Center to help schools comply with the law (July 2018). Amy considers this to be an exciting time to be working at MHANYS. Educated as a School Counselor and a Social Worker, her role as the Director of the Resource Center has provided the opportunity to work with schools all across NYS. In addition, Amy is honored to serve as a member of the Queensbury Union Free School District's Board of Education, as well as a member of the Warren County Community Services Board and the Warren-Washington Association for Mental Health Board of Directors. She is a certified trainer in Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid and several suicide prevention programs, including safeTALK and ASIST.