Angela Lewin

Founder and President, Albany Behavioral Health Services

Founder and President, Albany Behavioral Health Services

Angela Lewin is the founder and president of Albany Behavioral Health Services (ABHS). Widely known and respected for her vast expertise and leadership in the human services sector, particularly in the areas of HIV and Substance Use Disorder Counseling and Environment of Care Management, Angela has long been committed to serving individuals who are on the margins of social, economic and healthcare justice.

In an effort to support the professional development of other human services professionals (which ultimately benefits patients and the community at large), Ms. Lewin shares her knowledge and expertise through a variety of trainings and workshops. In addition to the trainings currently offered through ABHS, she has led trainings on opioid management and treatment, the impact of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and HIV on families and communities, and others.

Prior to her current role, Angela held a variety of senior management positions in the Capitol 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.