Phyllis Harrison-Ross - In Memoriam

Public Health Solutions is saddened to mourn the passing of Phyllis Harrison-Ross, Commissioner and Chair of the Medical Review Board of the New York State Commission of Corrections, and a member of Public Health Solutions’ Board of Directors.

Dr. Harrison-Ross had a distinguished career in the mental health field, spending over 35 years in practice. She was an early pioneer in designing therapy and rehabilitation for children with severe developmental disabilities and emotional problems.

After September 11th Dr. Harrison-Ross became involved with interfaith disaster mental health services and served as president of All Healers Mental Health Alliance - a national organization of clinicians and interfaith-based leaders.

She also served as an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences at the New York Medical College.