A Virtual Town Hall recorded on Thursday, May 7th, 2020, with State Senator Liz Krueger, Lisa Furst, LMSW and MPH, Assistant Vice President, Center for Advocacy, Policy and Education, Vibrant Emotional Health, and Cristina Harris, Director of Training, Center for Advocacy, Policy and Education, Vibrant Emotional Health.

Full video of the event can be viewed by clicking here.

A copy of Lisa’s PowerPoint presentation can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.

Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH is Assistant Vice President at Vibrant Emotional Health, where she directs the Center for Policy, Advocacy and Education and is the Director of the Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York.  She has nearly 15 years of experience providing public education, training and technical assistance focused on mental health.  In her role, she regularly provides training on psychological first aid after disasters, trauma informed practices, and self-care and stress management.  She holds a master of social work degree from the Hunter College School of Social Work and a master of public health from the CUNY School of Public Health.

Cristina Harris is the Director of Training for Vibrant Emotional Health’s Center for Policy, Advocacy, and Education.  Cristina has been a public school educator, social worker, trainer, and coach to helping professionals throughout New York City for the past 20 years.  She is a certified health coach, Mental Health First Aid instructor, and holds a Master’s in Social Work from New York University.