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The Institute for Disaster Mental Health is located at 1 Hawk Drive in New Paltz, NY, 12561-2440 in the Science Hall Building in room 148. 



Mailing Address: 

Institute for Disaster Mental Health

1 Hawk Drive

Science Hall 148

New Paltz, NY 12561-2440


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IDMH Phone:  (845) 257-3477
Fax: x3474


Fall 2020 Staff Office Hours     

*Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, IDMH staff are working from home and are available by appointment only. Please contact  IDMH staff directly to setup an appointment.

Amy Nitza, Ph.D., Director  x3479
Office hours: By appointment only

Karla Vermeulen, Ph.D., Deputy Director  (Office in Wooster 316) x2333
Office hours: By appointment only

Rebecca Rodriguez, M.S., Program and Operations Manager x2974
Office hours: By appointment only

Kelsey Valencia, M.A., Program Coordinator on Student Psychological Resilience Project x3478
Office Hours:  By appointment only

Andrew O'Meara, B.A., Graduate Student Assistant
Disaster Studies Minor Advising x3477
Office hours: Mondays 11am-3pm or by appointment



Please direct any questions or inquiries for trainings & interviews to the IDMH Graduate Student 
Assistant at or (845)-257-3477