PAIMI Advisory Council

Man in Wheelchair Talking into MicrophoneThe PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) 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 Disability Rights Florida at 2473 Care Drive, Suite 200, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, or fill out the intake form, and when you are contacted, request an application.

PAIMI Advisory Council Members

  • Annette Smith Chair
  • Emily Cutler Vice Chair
  • Maylin Batista
  • Pamela Binkley
    Vero Beach
  • Cassandra Capobianco
  • Dhaima Chin
    Miami Gardens
  • Sheilah K. Hill
  • Vanessa Hodgerson
    Orange Park
  • Angel Johnson
  • Deborah Larew