NYC Kendra's Law (AOT) Contact Phone Numbers - Mental Illness Policy Org
NYC Kendra’s Law (AOT) Contact Phone Numbers 2017-02-27T16:02:54+00:00


Here are people to call if you think someone could benefit from AOT and meets the criteria for Kendra’s Law.

If you want someone admitted to the AOT program, you are going to have to fight hard and be persistent. The mental health departments do not want people in AOT because it obligates them to provide treatment for people who can be difficult to treat. If you are not able/willing to fight hard and get the system to file a petition, and you have the resources, You can also petition yourself. The forms are on the NYS Website here

Following are people you can try to cajole into letting someone into the program. These contacts may become dated. Theoretically there are lists of contact that should be up to date her: and here:

Central Office:

AOT Central Office Telephone/Fax & E-mail Addresses
Rebecca Briney
Statewide Director
Central Office
44 Holland Avenue 7th Floor
Albany, NY 12229


Ph: 518-402-4233
Fax: 518-473-0066
New York State
Amy McGeary
Assistant Statewide Director
Central Office
44 Holland Avenue 7th Floor
Albany, NY 12229


Ph: 518-402-4233
Fax: 518-473-0066
New York State
Nancy Pepe
Assistant Counsel
Central Office
44 Holland Avenue 8th Floor
Albany, NY 12229
Ph: 518-474-1331
Fax: 518-473-7863
New York State


County Office:

AOT Program Coordinators Field Office Telephone/Fax & E-mail Addresses Counties
Zinnat Rahman Long Island Field Office
Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
Building 45-3
998 Crooked Hill Road
West Brentwood, NY 11717


Ph: 631-761-2092
Secure Fax: 877-849-1068
Long Island:
Nassau, Suffolk
Paul Iappini New York City Field Office
330 Fifth Avenue, 9thFloor
New York, NY 10001
Ph: 212-330-6376
Secure Fax: 877-468-1530 or 877-849-1063
New York City:
Kings, Richmond, Manhattan, Queens, Bronx
Cherie Seidewand Hudson River Field Office
10 Ross Circle, Suite 5N
3rd Floor
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Ph: 845-454-8229
Secure Fax: 877-849-1067
Hudson River:
Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester
Duane Hall Central New York Field Office
545 Cedar Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Ph: 315-426-3930
Secure Fax: 877-838-1829
Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence
Elizabeth Haley Western New York Field Office
737 Delaware Avenue
Suite 200
Buffalo, NY 14209
Ph: 716-533-4075
Secure Fax: 877-849-1064
Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates