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Community Services Vision


To lead in promoting recovery and a higher quality of life for those we serve through continual development of programs and use of evidenced-based practices to empower individuals with the goal of achieving hopeful, satisfying lives.

 


Mission Statement


The Cattaraugus County Department of Community Services provides a safe and engaging environment to individuals seeking ways to improve their lives, by promoting recovery through healthy emotions & choices, empowerment, as well as encouraging the use of community supports through teamwork and advocacy to help people fully engage in their communities.

Values

E- Evidenced Based Practices

M- Measurable goals

P- Prevention

O- Open-Mindedness

W- Wellness

E- Employment

R- Recovery

 


Responsibilities


The Cattaraugus County Department of Community Services (formerly the Department of Mental Health) has two primary responsibilities

  • To plan services for three needs: Mental Health, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, and Developmental Disabilities.
  • To provide mental health services to Cattaraugus County residents.
    • Services for mental health are provided directly by the Department

 



Community Services Board

The Community Services Board (CSB) is an advisory board whose primary function is to develop and approve local services plans for mental hygiene services and advocate for services in Cattaraugus County. 

2020 Meeting Details: The CSB meets in the Community Services Conference Room at the Olean Counseling Center located in the Cattaraugus County Office Building 1 Leo Moss Dr. Suite 4308, Olean, at 10 a.m. the first Friday of April, June, August, October and December in 2020. 

Term Expires 15 Member Roster Position
2020 Leanoard Liguori Chairperson
2021 Robert C. Wood, LMSW Vice-Chair
2020 Amy George member
2020  Doglas Pisano, PhD member
2023 Gail F. Hammond member
2023 Jon Baker member
2021 Kevin. D. Watkins, MD, MPH member
2023 Mari L. Howard member
2021 Michael H. Prutzman, CPP, MA member
2021 Sondra Fox, RN, MSN member
2023 Steve McCord member
2023 Richard C. Smith Legislative Appointment
2020 Tony Turano member
2020 William F. Mills, MD member
2021 Susan Labuhn, resigned 7/2020  

Section 41.11 of NY Mental Hygiene Law states, “In all local governments with a population less than one hundred thousand, community services boards, at the option of the local government, shall have … 15 members appointed by the local government. … Each separate subcommittee shall have no more than 9 members appointed by the local government, except that each subcommittee for mental health shall have no more than 11 members appointed by the local government. Three of each such subcommittee shall be members of the board.”  http://www.weblaws.org/new_york/laws/n.y._mental_hygiene_law_sec._41.01

 


Alcohol and Substance Abuse Subcommittee

2020 Bi-Monthly Meetings: 9 a.m. the FIRST Thursday of February, April, June, August, October, and December at Community Services' Conference Room, Cattaraugus County Office Building, 1 Leo Moss Drive, 2nd Floor, Olean, NY.

 

Term Expires 9 Member Roster Position
2021 Michael H. Prutsman, CPP, MA Chairperson
2023 Derah Black-Day Vice-Chair
2023 Donna L. Kahm, SPHR member
2020  Galvin Anderson, MD member
2023 Gary Milliman member
2021 Kevin. D. Watkins, MD, MPH member
2021 Mean M. Schmitt, CASAC member
2020 Tony Turano member
2020 William F. Mills, MD member

 


Developmental Disabilities Subcommittee

2020 Bi-Monthly Meetings: 10 a.m. the SECOND Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November, at Community Services Conference Room, Cattaraugus County Office Building, 1 Leo Moss Drive, 2nd Floor, Olean, NY.

 

Term Expires 9 Member Roster Position
2021 Dan Gayton Chairperson
2023 Gail F. Hammond Vice-Chair
2020 Jeff Capitani member
2020  Jon Baker member
2020 Kristine Plummer member
2023 Susan Labuhn, resigned 7/2020 vacant
2021 Marcella Richmond member
2021 Sadie Jay-Edwards member
2023 Vacancy from previous legislative appointment vacant

 


Mental Health Subcommittee

2020 Monthly Meetings: 2 p.m. the FIRST Monday of each month except January, July, and September, at Administrator's Conference Room, Cattaraugus County Office Building,1 Leo Moss Drive, 2nd Floor, Olean, NY.

Term Expires 9 Member Roster Position
2023 Jodi Fuller Chairperson
2020 Kirsten Vincent Vice-Chair
2020 Amy George member
2023 Bradley South member
2021 Gina Ward member
2021 Lenny Liguori member
2020 Mari L. Howard member
2021 Sondra Fox, RN, MSN member
2023 Steve McCord member

 

 


Board and Subcommittee Membership Rosters change periodically.  For additional meeting or membership information, please contact Becky Dash, Administrative Coordinator for Cattaraugus County Dept. of Community Services, at 716-373-0980 ext 5400.