History

  • 1990: After over a year of dedicated efforts by a small group of mental health providers, who felt the need to come together to advocate for the mental health needs of Asian Americans in this community, The NY Coalition for Asian American Mental Health, Inc. received its Certificate of Incorporation under Section 402, 503© of the New York State Not-For-Profit Corporate Laws.
  • 1990: First time officers were elected: Dr. James Chou, President; Dr. Angela Shen Ryan, Vice President; Siu Ping Ma, Treasurer; Pamela Yew Schwartz, Secretary; Joanna Law, Assistant Secretary.
  • 1995: The Coalition held its first annual Dinner. Dr. James Chou was recognized for his commitment to the organization and outstanding contribution to the Asian American community.
  • 2001: The Coalition’s official website was launched featuring employment opportunities, special events and an online behavioral services directory.
  • 2010: The Young Professional and Mentoring Group was organized to meet on a regular basis to promote professional development and networking for Asian mental health professionals under the leadership of Mark Byon, Jennifer Kwok and Mary Ng.

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