Dr. Ann Sullivan Joins OMH as Commissioner

NYAPRS Note: NYAPRS would like to warmly welcome Dr. Ann Sullivan in her new role as OMH Commissioner. Starting this week, Dr. Sullivan brings with her to the position a history of strong leadership and advocacy for progressive systems transformation. We look forward to working with her closely as she embraces the challenges facing our behavioral health system in the years ahead. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sullivan in her new role!

In a note from HHC President and Chief Executive Alan D. Aviles regarding Dr. Sullivan’s new role, he said:

“Dr. Sullivan has been an outstanding Senior Vice President of the Queens Health Network, the home of Elmhurst and Queens Hospital Centers, two public hospitals which serve a community of over 2 million New York City residents. In addition, Dr. Sullivan is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.

Dr. Sullivan has been an appointee in several important public health advisory positions, including the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council and its Mental Health Services Committee, the New York State Medicaid Redesign Team and the National Quality Forum Hospital Measures Group. She is also on the Board of Directors of the New York City Mental Health Association.

Dr. Sullivan has been an active advocate for her patients and her profession and will be sorely missed. I know the board joins me in wishing her the very best as she assumes a new and critical public sector role.”