Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI)

Man in Wheelchair Talking into MicrophonePAIMI Advisory Council (PAC)

The 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 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

  • Pamela Ford Chair
  • Brooke Alger Vice Chair
  • Maylin Batista
  • Cassandra Capobianco
  • Patrick Heidemann
  • Alfred Jefferson
  • Trinika Trotter

Next Meeting

December 8, 2017 
Quarterly PAIMI Advisory Council Meeting
Tampa, Florida

Contact Dawn Moore, PAC Coordinator, for more information, including meet-me numbers. She can also be reached at 800-342-0823 extension 9729.