The Institute has a statewide pool of regional CANS-NY coaches, who provide certification support, technical assistance, and support in integrating the CANS-NY into care management and supervisory processes. These coaches have been identified as leaders within their agencies and regions. They have also completed additional training to develop their skills as mentors for new and current CANS users. Their training and development as mentors is overseen by Dr. Suzanne Button, the Director of the Institute. To receive support, you may reach out to support@tcomtraining.com, contact a coach from your region directly, or call 518-417-1465.

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Capital Region

Sarah Kane
Regional Lead
Certified Coach / SATRI Trainer Manager
Northern Rivers Family of Services

Max Kintner
Certified Coach
Health Care Integration Program Coordinator
Northern Rivers Family of Services

Jillian Gecewicz 
Certified Coach
Director of Training and Research Institute (SATRI)
Northern Rivers Family of Services

Mariama Jalloh
Certified Coach
Training & Research Institute Trainer (SATRI)
Northern Rivers Family of Services

Hudson Valley Region

Mary Nichols
Regional Lead
Certified Coach / Director of Clinical Outcomes
Astor Services for Children and Families

Sandy Essington
Certified Coach
Astor Services for Children and Families

Kimberly Kish
Certified Coach
Astor Services for Children and Families

Downstate Region (NYC & Long Island)

Cynthia Schelmety
Regional Lead
Certified Coach / Training Manager
Collaborative for Children & Families

Suchi Kapoor
Certified Coach
Director of Health Services
Forestdale, Inc.

Arabellys Hidalgo
Certified Coach
Bilingual Supervisor
The New York Foundling

Western Region

Bari Wexler
Regional Lead
Certified Coach / Manager of Organization Development and Learning
Hillside Family of Agencies

Christina Johnson
Institute Project Support
CANS-NY Institute Resource Specialist
Hillside Family of Agencies

Statewide Coaches

Mark Lardner
Director – CANS-NY Technical Assistance Institute
Policy Analyst – Praed Foundation

Josh Nellist
Project Manager – CANS-NY Technical Assistance Institute
Policy Analyst – Praed Foundation

Brandon Howlett
Project Manager – CANS-NY Technical Assistance Institute
Policy Analyst – Praed Foundation