Ada Robinson-Perez


Ada Robinson-Perez is a licensed master social worker in New York State. Her experiences include alcohol and substance abuse treatment, child welfare, medical social work and EAP coordination. Perez 10 years of experience in mental health practice with adults and children with NYS Office of Mental Health, and is an avid advocate for children with special education needs within this system.

Her research interests are in disparities in systems of care for children of color, with a specific focus on African American male youth. She also has interests in organizational leadership for minorities to promote sustainable communities.

She works as an adjunct faculty with Keuka College in Undergraduate Social Work Department. Her teaching experience includes courses in Group Counseling, Ethics and Diversity, Social Welfare Policy I, Generalist Social Work Practice I and Substance Abuse/Family.

Perez has served as NYS OMH Safety Trainer for Community Mental Health Workers and a volunteer for NYS OMH Disaster Response Team since 2006. She is the committee chair for Elmira Psychiatric Center's Cultural Competence Diversity-Respect Committee and a PEF Union steward as well.

Research Interests

  • Education
  • racial disparities