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2012 Board of Directors

Daniel Garza, M.D., Board Chair
Daniel Garza is the consulting psychiatrist for the Health Outreach To Teens, the largest LGBT youth primary health clinic in New York. He also runs a solo private practice in Manhattan. He consults for the SCO Family of Services’ GLBT group foster homes and for Physicians for Human Rights’ Asylum Network. He is a graduate of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his psychiatric residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center also in New York, and returned to Columbia to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in Public Psychiatry. Dr. Garza is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center and is the Director of the Assisted Outpatient Treatment, or “Kendra’s Law,” program for the borough of Queens. He teaches regularly on adolescent mental health, commitment law, the health of racial and sexual minorities, and substance abuse.

Eileen Klein, Ph.D., Treasurer
Dr. KIein served as Chief of Service at Heights-Hill Mental Health Service, and then Deputy Director of Inpatient Operations at South Beach Psychiatric Center.  She currently teaches as an adjunct professor of social work at New York University and Long Island University.  She has co-authored numerous articles and book chapters on Rainbow Heights Club.

Mike Woram, Board Member
Mr. Woram lives and works in the local Brooklyn community. He has worked as a Senior Research Associate at Columbia University and as a consultant to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, including its investigation of Three Mile Island in 1979. Since 1980, he has been self-employed as a consultant to the nuclear industry, and in computer and software services. He also offers pro bono technical assistance to Heights-Hill Mental Health Service South Beach Psychiatric Center Community Advisory Board on database design and maintenance.

Suzy Ritholz, LCSW-R, Board Member
Ms. Ritholz is the newly appointed Director of Social Services at Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders (SAGE).   Ms. Ritholz is also a doctoral candidate (ABD) at New York University, whose current research interest includes: “Exploring the relationship between client self-determination and mental health recovery -- is therapeutic alliance a mediating factor?"   She received both her MSW and BA degrees from New York University.  Currently residing in Bedford Stuyvesant, she has lived in Brooklyn since 2001.

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