Monday, July 22, 2013

Psychiatrist Named to Head N.Y. State Office of Mental Health

Psychiatrist Ann Marie Sullivan, M.D., who has long been a leader in APA, has been named Acting Commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health, according to a Friday announcement by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Sullivan is the senior vice president for the Queens Health Network of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, where she is responsible for two large public hospitals, and is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

In announcing his choice of Sullivan to head that key department, Cuomo said, "Dr. Sullivan's experience at Elmhurst and Queens Hospital Centers, which serve 2 million New Yorkers, will allow the OMH to excel under her leadership and guidance." Sullivan said that she looks forward to spearheading the office's increased emphasis on integrated care and on recovery from mental illness.

Sullivan is a past speaker of the APA Assembly, has served on the Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Psychiatric News Editorial Advisory Board.