PHILLIP A. SAPERIA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NYS COALITION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AGENCIES
Phillip A. Saperia began as Executive Director of Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies in October 1994. Since his arrival at the Coalition, Mr. Saperia has been immersed in mental health public policy, government support of community mental health, the evolution of public managed care programs for people living with mental illness and the emerging area of employment for people with psychiatric disabilities. He has overseen the Coalition’s program of education advocacy and technical assistance to the diverse community-based behavioral health providers of New York City.
Mr. Saperia has been in the fields of community and government relations for over 20 years. Before coming to the Coalition, Mr. Saperia was a consultant to several not-for-profit agencies on matters related to community siting of special care housing and on the development of local community advisory boards. During the administration of David Dinkins, he served as Director of the Mayor's Office of Jewish Community Affairs. Mr. Saperia has been active in community organizations in the brownstone neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Mr. Saperia graduated with a B.A. in Politics from Brandeis University. He holds an M.A.T. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education where he was elected to Phi Delta Kappa, the National Honorary Education Society.
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