Katherine G. Alonge-Coons, LCSW-R

K CoonsKatherine (Kathy) G. Alonge-Coons, LCSW-R serves as the Commissioner of Mental Health in Rensselaer County. She was appointed to serve as the Commissioner in January 2013.

Previously, Ms. Alonge-Coons worked in the Rensselaer County Department of Mental Health since 1987, where she held the following positions: Director of Children’s Services; Intensive Case Manager for Children and Youth; and a clinician in the children’s outpatient clinic. In her capacity as Director of Children’s Services, Ms. Alonge-Coons took on the role of Director of Program Operations for the county operated Mental Health services, which included oversight of: the Department’s Management Information System Unit and the launching of electronic health records; corporate compliance program development and implementation; as well as directed services of case management and outpatient clinic services.

Ms. Alonge-Coons has been active in the development of the Capital Region Health Connections Health Home. Kathy serves as the Chair of the Conference’s Child and Family Subcommittee. Kathy is an Episcopal priest and is Vicar at Grace Church in Waterford, NY.