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Aviva Cohen

Aviva Cohen, LMSW, NYCPS-P, Chief Strategy Officer, Hands Across Long Island (HALI)

Aviva holds personal experience as someone directly impacted by trauma, mental health challenges, and by the treatment system. Prior to joining HALI, Aviva worked with the New York City Office of Consumer Affairs, where she served first as the Research and Evaluation Coordinator, and later, as Coordinator of the NYC Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium. Aviva is a New York Certified Peer Specialist and New York State Licensed Social Worker with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from CUNY Hunter College and a Master of Science from the Columbia School of Social Work.