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Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council

Man in Wheelchair Talking into MicrophoneThe PAIMI regulations require the PAIMI program to have an advisory council to "advise the system on policies and priorities to be carried out in protecting and advocating the rights of individuals with mental illness."

The PAIMI Advisory Council is comprised of the following representatives: at least 60% primary mental health consumers with the chairperson being an individual who has received or is receiving mental health services or who has a family member who receives such services. Additional members of the PAIMI Advisory Council are family members of mental health consumers, attorneys, mental health professionals, providers of mental health services, and individuals from the public who are knowledgeable about mental illnesses.

If you would like to request an application to be considered for PAIMI Advisory Council membership, please write the Advocacy Center at 2728 Centerview Drive, Suite 102, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 or fill out the intake form, and when you are contacted, request an application.

PAIMI Advisory Council Members

  • Angela Vickers
    Chair
    Jacksonville
  • Diann Mayo
    Vice Chair
    Jacksonville
  • Barbara E. Aikens
    Winter Springs
  • Luis E. Collazo
    Hialeah, FL
  • Michael Demers
    Gainesville
  • Sandra McQueen-Baker
    Pembroke Pines
  • Osvaldo Mila
    Miami Beach
  • Amy Peloquin
    Tallahassee
  • Melissa Rios-Rosier
    Tallahassee, FL
  • Dr. Rajiv Tandon
    Gainesville

Next Meeting

Quarterly PAIMI Advisory Council Meeting
December 17
Orlando, Florida

Contact Leslie Evans, PAC Coordinator, for more information, including meet-me numbers. She can also be reached at 800-342-0823 extension 9707.