Meet the Team

Jennifer Laflin

Jennifer Laflin

Jennifer Laflin is the Executive Director of the NYS Capital District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association in addition to her full time job as the Residency Coordinator in the Psychiatry Department at Albany Medical Center. Prior…

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Dr. Jeffrey Winseman

Dr. Jeffrey Winseman

Dr. Jeffrey Winseman Dr. Jeffrey Winseman is Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Student Psychological Services and Residency Training Director in the Department of Psychiatry at Albany Medical College. Prior to coming to Albany, Dr. Winseman was Medical Director of...

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Nia Flick

Nia Flick

Hi, I’m Nia. I wanted to challenge myself & participate to promote NAMI’s message. I feel empowered to be the face of the average person who struggles with mental illness. I have a beautiful 15-year-old daughter who inspires me to always fight…

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Gwendolyn Hayles

Gwendolyn Hayles

Gwendolyn Empress Hayles is a loyal, outgoing, loving community advocate and fashion guru. Empress has always enjoyed all facets of fashion, being of service to others and turning pain into purpose which is the main reason she volunteered her services to NAMI. Volunteering for NAMI is an honor and she is delighted to provide her talents…

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Greg Aidala

Greg Aidala

Greg Aidala Greg Aidala is an award-winning comedian / actor based in New York. He’s the producer and host of the award-winning touring production The Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Showcase and the owner of Radial Gage Entertainment Company. Greg is also a professional Master of...

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