June Jackson Christmas

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June Jackson Christmas is a psychiatrist, a former New York City Commissioner of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services, member of President Jimmy Carter transition team, the beneficiary of Human-Services Award,[3] the founder of a community psychiatric program in Harlem - Harlem Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Christmas served as a member of Governor Mario Cuomo's Advisory Committee on Black Affairs.

Dr. Christmas has served as vice-president of the American Psychiatric Association and the president of the Public Health Association of NYC. In 1999, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Medical Fellowships. She also was a member of Vassar's Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1989.[7] She is a former executive director of the Urban Issues Group, an organization with focus on issues specific to New Yorkers of African descent.

Rainbow Health Commission


According to the Rainbow Coalition newsletter Jan/Feb 1990 issue Vicente Navarro and June Jackson Christmas were leaders of the Rainbow Coalition Health Commission.