has over 30 years of professional experience in New York State's
public mental health system.
He has served in a variety of capacities ranging from state hospital therapy aide to clubhouse rehabilitation program director to his long-time commitment to working to improve services and social conditions for people with psychiatric disabilities as executive director of the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS).
Over the last decade, he
has helped support successful campaigns to advance community recovery services and the community workforce, employment centered polices and incentives, prison mental health reforms, cultural and linguistic competence initiatives, new programs to aid underserved groups, and to work for self determination and choice and against the policies of discrimination and coercion.
has also helped create and support NYAPRS' nationally acclaimed efforts to transform mental health care to support recovery, wellness, employment and other self determined community-centered goals and to boost the role of peer support in local and statewide systems.
commitment arises directly out of his
regularly speaks across the country promoting the recovery, rehabilitation, and rights of people with psychiatric disabilities and the importance of broader cross-disability policies (most notably self directed care), collaborations, and advocacy.
Mr. Rosenthal is a member of ACMHA.