Paige Pierce, Chief Executive Officer
Paige Pierce has been with Families Together in New York State since 1999. As CEO, she works in shaping policy and implementing systems change at the state and national level and serves as a liaison between families and policy makers.
Recognized as a leader throughout New York State in the children’s mental health and family peer support movement, Ms. Pierce has been successful in developing and sustaining relationships with policymakers and non-profit organization leaders and serves on several committees and coalitions, forging alliances with a wide range of stakeholders.
A strong advocate for children and families, Ms. Pierce leads Families Together in New York State in addressing health care reform, mental health, juvenile justice, special education, child welfare, and many other issues facing children and families.
Ms. Pierce earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Skidmore College. She is the mother of four children and has personal experience advocating and navigating multiple systems to meet her child’s needs.
Daphnne Brown, Deputy Director
Daphnne provides support and technical assistance to families, service providers, advocates and Families Together Chapters in the areas of family support, systems advocacy and parent empowerment. She works closely with the regional Families Together Chapters, and is the Family Engagement Consultant for System of Care and Project Director for the Statewide Family Network. Daphnne is the parent of five children; two of her children are classified and are being served by the local school district with IEPs. Daphnne has experience with different child serving systems and received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from SUNY at Brockport.
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Nancy Craig, Director of Community and Systems Engagement and Parent Advisor Liaison
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Yvette Mc Intosh Sauer, Director of Finance
Brad Hansen, Public Policy Director
As Public Policy Director, Brad is responsible for tracking New York State budget and legislative activities regarding children and mental health. He works closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Public Policy Committee and chapter leaders to help influence the legislature and state agencies in the interest of families. He represents Families Together’s public policy efforts and is a member of policy committees and coalitions including the Raise the Age NY Campaign and CHAMPS-NY. Brad graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
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Frances Prince, Finance Assistant
Joanna Ahlatis, Assistant Director of Credentialing, Workforce Development Department
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Cameron Macdonald, Communications Coordinator
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Ruth Rivera, Administrative Assistant
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Laurie Rivera, Program Manager for the Community and Systems Engagement Team and Board Liaison
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