Resolution J1970-2013

Honoring Dr. Peter C. Campanelli upon the occasion of his retirement after 27 years of distinguished service to the Institute for Community Living

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  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 17, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Dr. Peter C. Campanelli upon the occa-
sion of his retirement after 27 years of distinguished  service  to  the
Institute for Community Living

WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body seeks to acknowledge those individuals
whose professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the  stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor  Dr.
Peter  C.  Campanelli upon the occasion of his retirement after 27 years
of distinguished service  to  the  Institute  for  Community  Living  on
Wednesday, May 29, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Dr.  Campanelli will be completing his 27-year tenure as the
President and Chief Executive Officer at the  not-for-profit  agency  he
founded  in 1986; Institute for Community Living (ICL) is now one of the
largest behavioral health agencies in the country and  is  renowned  for
its  integrated  health  approaches and programs helping individuals and
families with psychiatric, intellectual and/or  developmental  disabili-
ties; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Campanelli will continue to serve in his current capacity
until June 2013 while the Board conducts a nationwide search; his excep-
tional dedication and visionary leadership have led ICL to become one of
the  largest,  most well-respected, not-for-profit providers of communi-
ty-based behavioral healthcare in New York City, and in the country; and
  WHEREAS, From its operational roots housed in a refurbished garage  in
Brooklyn  to  an  agency  that  today  provides  a significant amount in
services annually to a population that  is  often  relegated  to  benign
indifference,  ICL  continues  to  help  those  who  are  mentally  ill,
substance abuse involved and homeless; at  its  core,  the  mission  has
always been to improve the quality of life of the people served; and
  WHEREAS,  Initially accomplished through housing, the agency has since
expanded to provide evidenced-based treatment and interventions  through
assertive  community  teams,  clinics,  primary  care and rehabilitation
programs; due to Dr. Campanelli's innovative leadership, disparities  in
access  to  behavioral  health  services have been reduced while service
outcomes and effectiveness have been improved; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Campanelli has tire-
lessly and broadly advocated on local,  state  and  national  levels  to
ensure the availability and accessibility of behavioral health services,
for  persons  residing  in underserved and, often, impoverished communi-
ties; his goal has been to ensure that they can readily access  services
as  good as those available to more prosperous individuals through lead-
ing universities and medical centers; and
  WHEREAS, For the past 27 years, Dr. Peter Campanelli  rendered  faith-
ful,  conscientious  and valuable service to the Institute for Community
Living; and
  WHEREAS, In his capacity as President and CEO,  Dr.  Peter  Campanelli
served with loyalty, honor and distinction; and
  WHEREAS,  In his official acts, Dr. Peter Campanelli was governed by a
keen sense of duty and always showed a unique grasp of  human  problems;
and
  WHEREAS,  During  his  tenure with the Institute for Community Living,
Dr.  Peter Campanelli earned the admiration, esteem and affection of his
colleagues; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Dr. Peter C. Campanelli upon the occasion of his retirement after
27 years of distinguished service; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Peter C. Campanelli.

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