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Dixianne Mccall Penney

Dixianne Mccall Penney, American mental health services researcher, administrator.


  • Penney, Dixianne Mccall was born on August 30, 1937 in New York City. Daughter of Marsh and Josephine Wetherell (Suddards) McCall.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Smith College, 1958. Master in Public Health, Columbia University, 1980. Doctor Public Health, Columbia University, 1996.


    • Special assistant to director Westchester Development Disabilities Services Office, Tarrytown, New York, 1982-1984, director public information, 1990-1996. Director community education and information Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center, Wingdale, 1984-1988. Assistant regional director adult services New York City Regional Office/New York State Office Mental Health, 1988-1990.

      Assistant director Center for Study of Issues in Public Mental Health, Orangeburg, New York, 1996-1997, administrative director, since 1998. Member legislation advisory committee for mental health New York State Senate, Albany, 1983-1988. President board directors Westchester Exceptional Children, North Salem, New York, 1972-1974.

      President board visitors Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center, Orangeburg, 1972-1974.


    • Contributor chapter to book: Quality Assessment in Hospitals, 1982.


    President board directors Friends of Karen, North Salem, New York, 1979-1987. Trustee Katonah (New York )-Lewisboro Free School District, 1982-1988. Board directors AHOME, Chappaqua, New York, 1988-1994.

    Member American Public Health Association, Treatment and Research Advancements Association for Personality Disorders (executive board since 1994), International Society Personality Disorder.


    • Married Thomas Penney III. Children: Anne, Thomas.
    • father: Marsh McCall
    • mother: Josephine Wetherell (Suddards) McCall
    • spouse: Thomas Penney III
    • children: Anne Penney
    • Thomas Penney
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    Born August 30, 1937