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Kelly A. Hansen

Kelly A. Hansen


Executive Director
NYS Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors, Inc.
Phone: (518) 462-9422
Fax: (518) 465-2695

Kelly has over 25 years of experience in New York State government and public policy. During her career, she has held positions in the Governor’s Counsel’s Office under Governor Pataki, as well as at the State Department of Health where she worked in Governmental Affairs and Directed the Adult Home Quality Initiative. Kelly also worked at the State Senate Council on Healthcare Financing, focusing on Medicaid and state budget issues. Kelly also worked in the State Assembly. Ms. Hansen is a member of the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Behavioral Health Reform Workgroup and has received awards for her work on the DOH Statewide Newborn Hearing Screening Program and for her work with the NYS Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders. Kelly is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia and has served as Executive Director of the Conference since 2008. She lives outside of Albany with her husband and two sons.