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Regional Multicultural Advisory Committee (RMAC)

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, Brooklyn, Manhattan Region
  • Broome County, Central New York Region
  • Westchester County, Lower Hudson River Region
  • Nassau County, Long Island Region
  • Suffolk County, Long Island Region
  • Western Region
2017 Calendar for the RMAC meetings
New York City, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Regional MAC 2017 Calendar for the New York City Regional Mac quarterly meetings are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Prince George Hotel located at 14 East 28th Street, New York, NY in the penthouse conference room.

2017 Meeting Dates

  • February 7, 2017
  • May 9, 2017
  • August 8, 2017
  • November 14, 2017

For additional information, email Christian Huygen or at (718) 852-5212

Broome County, Central New York, Regional MAC 2017 Calendar for the Central Region (Broome County) quarterly meetings are held at the Broome County Public Library (Exhibit Room, upstairs) at 185 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901.

2017 Meeting Dates

  • February 23, 2017 10:30 a.m. Decker Rm
  • May 18, 2017 10:30 a.m. Exhibit Rm. Upstairs
  • September 21, 2017 10:30 a.m. Exhibit Room
  • December 14, 2017 10:30 a.m.

For additional information, email Lynne Esquivel or at (607) 778-1148

Westchester County, Lower Hudson River, Regional MAC 2017 Calendar for the Westchester County Regional MAC meetings: TBD

Yolanda Cruz-Martinez, LCSW-R
Program Administrator - SPOA Services
Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health
112 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601

Nassau County, Long Island, Regional MAC

Rachel E. Priest, MS
Community Health Educator
Mental Health Association of Nassau County
16 Main Street
Hempstead, NY 11550

(516) 489-2322 ext. 1251

2017 Meeting Dates: TBD

Meeting Place:
Nassau County Department of Mental Health
Chemical Dependency and developmental Disabilities
60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Hempstead, NY 11550

Suffolk County, Long Island, Regional MAC 2017 Calendar for the Long Island Regional MAC (Suffolk County) monthly meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Suffolk County Community Mental Hygiene Services Bldg. located at 725 Veterans Highway C928, Smithtown, NY 11787.

2017 Meeting Dates:

Olga El Sehamy
Adelante of Suffolk County, Inc.
83 Carleton Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11721
631-234-1049 Ext.212

Western Region, Regional MAC 2017 Meeting Dates: TBD

Western New York Independent Living Inc.
3108 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Contact Elizabeth Haley

Regional MACs (RMAC): Quarterly/Annual Reports/Minutes/Flyers/Activities
New York City, Brooklyn, Manhattan Region Christian Huygen, Ph.D.
Bert Coffman
(718) 852-5212
(917) 286-0616
2016 Annual Report NYC RMAC
Regional Multicultural Advisory Committee PDF Document
(November 12, 2015)
Broome County,Central New York RegionLynne Esquivel, MPA
Doris Cheung, Ph.D.
(607) 778-1148
(607) 777-2804
2016 Annual Report Central RMAC
Annual Report PDF Document (2015)
Westchester County, Lower Hudson River RegionYolanda Cruz-Martinez, LCSW-R
914-995-7458 Annual Report PDF Document (2015)
Nassau County, Long Island Region Rachel E. Priest, MS 516-489-2322 ext. 1251 2016 Annual Report Nassau County RMAC
Suffolk County Long Island Region Olga El Sehamy 631-234-1049 Ext.212 Annual Report PDF Document (2015)
Western Region, Regional MAC Elizabeth Haley
(716) 533-4080 2016 Annual Report Western RMAC
Annual Report PDF Document (2015)

For Additional Information, Statewide & RMAC please call or e-mail:
Frances Priester Moss (518) 473-6312

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