Trish Marsik

Assistant Commissioner for Mental Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Trish Marsik is the Assistant Commissioner for Mental Health at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In this capacity, Ms. Marsik oversees mental health service delivery in New York City. Through contracting directly with NYC service providers, the Mental Health Bureau is responsible for procuring and overseeing over 500 treatment, rehabilitation, housing, case management, advocacy, and Assisted Outpatient Treatment programs comprising over $200 million. Her portfolio includes managing the development, implementation, and oversight of ongoing and new contracted mental health programs as well as policy and programmatic initiatives targeted to improve access and quality care for all New York City residents.

Ms. Marsik has been with DOHMH (formerly the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services) for ten years. She has served as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Early Intervention Program, a half billion dollar Federal entitlement program for children birth to three with delays and disabilities, as well as the Director of Project Liberty, New York City's mental health response to 9/11. Prior to joining the Department, she directed service programs for people in New York City and Miami who were homeless and/or had a mental illness. She graduated from the University of Michigan and holds a Masters of Social Work degree for Columbia.