Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Award to Health Exec

The Society (SIMHS) will present its 2017 Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Memorial Award to Joseph Conte, Ph.d., Executive Director of the Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS) on Friday, December 15 at SIMHS headquarters. The award is given to community leaders who have made a significant and palpable difference in the lives of Staten […]

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Please Help Us Help Puerto Rico

We at SIMHS are adopting a town, Comerio, one of the many areas in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria. To help raise needed funds, we are selling T-Shirts to support this cause. All monies go directly to the affected town of Comerio, in the northern part of the Island. We plan to continue providing […]

Ms. Gambale Is Health Coach of the Month

Congratulations to Vicki Gambale, Case Coordinator at the Chait Mental Health Clinic. who was recently named Health Coach of the Month for October by SICARES. SIMHS is one of six local agencies that comprise SICARES, which in turn is part of a state program/initiative to improve health care in the community According to a representative […]

Two Staff Members Honored for Service

SIMHS congratulates Mary Walsh, Supervisor of our Human Resources Department, and Gerri Matthews, Director of the Chait Mental Health Clinic, who were honored with 2017 Community Service Awards by the Staten Island Not-for-Profit Association. At a ceremony on November 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Mary and Gerri shared honors with 22 other individuals from […]

Women’s Guild Elects New Officers; Seeks New Members

The SIMHS Women’s Guild has elected its officers for the 2017-2018 term. Dorothy Liquori took the helm as the Guild’s new President. The other officers are Fran Habib, Vice President; Carol Romano, Recording Secretary; and Diana Zapata, Corresponding Secretary. Maryann Striffolino, SIMHS Director of Volunteer Services, will serve as acting Treasurer. The Women’s Guild, founded […]

A Hearty Welcome-Back Breakfast for Reading Volunteers

More than 100 SIMHS School Reading Volunteers were welcomed to the new term at a gala Kick-Off Breakfast at the Staaten on October 18. School administrators and local community leaders joined in officially opening the 58th year of the program. Last year, more than 200 school reading volunteers donated 17,000 hours tutoring 650 children at […]

Our CEO Is A “Woman of Distinction”

SIMHS President/CEO Fern A. Zagor received a “Woman of Distinction” Award from 2nd Chance International, at a ceremony at the Labetti Post on August 19. Ms. Zagor was selected for the award to recognize and honor “The impacts of her tireless and longstanding work in the community and the positive effects of her work on […]

Reading Volunteers Honored

More than 100 of the Society’s School Reading Volunteers were recognized for their dedication to children and their hard work as tutors at our gala Honor Luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn o-in June. School principals and local community leaders joined SIMHS administrators and staff in paying tribute to the volunteers. Last year, our corps […]

Varsity Club Scholarship Winner Overcame Bullying

The Varsity Club of Staten Island presented its 2017 Joe Coty Jr. Memorial Scholarship to 18-year-old Khadim Beye, a senior at Tottenville High School who receives clinical therapeutic services at the SIMHS’ Chait Mental Health Center. Khadim was honored at the Varsity Club’s Athletic Awards Dinner in June. Khadim, who is challenged with an intellectual […]

Women’s Guild Luncheon Spun A Carousel of Delights

In support of children and families with special needs, our Women‘s Guild 45th annual Spring Luncheon spun out a “carousel” of delights for more than 100 guests at the Staaten. During the May 9th fundraiser, the Guild presented its 2017 Dorothy M. Kammer Service Award to Richmond County Savings Bank (RCSB), a division of New […]