Assemblywoman Gunther Named Chair of Mental Health Committee

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D, I, WF -Forestburgh) today announced that she has been named Chairwoman of the Assembly Committee on Mental Health.

“This comes at a critical time for mental health services in our state and nation. Right now, there is an acute awareness of how important access to treatment is for people suffering from mental illness and their families,” said Assemblywoman Gunther. “As the only nurse in the New York State Assembly, I have a unique perspective on these issues. I’m looking forward to using my background and experience to eliminate the stigma of mental illness and pass meaningful legislation.”

Assemblywoman Gunther will also maintain her role as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Women’s Health, and a member of the Agriculture, Health, Environmental Conservation, Racing and Wagering, Tourism, Arts and Sports Development Committees.