Angela is a community activist for social justice and change, founder, and president of Albany Behavioral Health, with a continued commitment to serving individuals who are on the periphery of social, economic, and healthcare justice, to include those with substance use disorders and mental illnesses. She has many years of experience as a leader in the Healthcare and Human Services fields.
She is an expert trainer on a wide variety of topics and subjects, including program research and development, program restructuring, implementation, healthcare compliance and evaluation. She is proficient in knowledge / interpretation of governmental regulations with emphasis on systems organization, and policy development. Other specialties include leadership in HIV, substance use disorders, treatment and management / training, environment of care management, grants development / management, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization preparation (JCAHO).
Prior to her current role, Angela held a variety of senior management positions in the Capital District; including 15 years at the Whitney M. Young Health Center, where as Vice President she was responsible for nine departments and oversaw all specialty care and services. She also served as Program Director at multiple organizations focused on Substance Use Disorder treatment — including 820 River Street, St. Peters’ Outpatient Treatment Center and the Central Avenue Clinic.
Ms. Lewin earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at the University of the West Indies. In addition, she is certified as a Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse Counselor, Compliance Officer, Recovery Coach and Trainer, Mediator (Unified Court System), and Education and Training Provider. She is also an intervention specialist, a member of the Albany County Law Enforcement Assistance Diversion Program (LEAD), and serves on the Board of Directors of Choices Counseling & Consulting.