Teen Pregnancy Advisory Board

The Teen Pregnancy Advisory Board is resuming in-person public attendance and in-person public portion comment at the board’s meetings held at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building. Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes. In accordance with county and state COVID-19 safety protocols, members of the public who wish to enter the building will undergo temperature checks. Visitors who are vaccinated against COVID-19 and who are willing to provide proof of vaccination, if requested, will not be required to wear a mask while inside the building. Those who are not vaccinated or who do not wish to disclose their vaccination status will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the building. Remote testimony options remain available. Those wishing to participate in the public portion of the meetings, may do so by registering at the link below. Those wishing to submit written comment may email ContactLegislatorAnker@suffolkcountyny.gov.

Fill out the online form to speak via Zoom at the upcoming meeting

2021 Meeting Dates

MEMBERS: Cynthia Amato (Chairperson), Beverly Jefferson, Reverend Pearson/Grace Ioannidis, C. Claudia Delgado, Colleen Merlo, Robyn Berger–Gaston, Larry Philips, G. Christopher Weiner, Judith Montauban, Ellen Higgins, Maria McCue, and Allison Eliscu

All meetings will be held at 10:00 AM at the William H. Rogers Building located at 725 Veterans Memorial Highway Smithtown, NY 11787
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Introductory Resolution 1504-16 (PDF)

Introductory Resolution 1728-14 (PDF)

Introductory Resolution 1811-11 (PDF)

Introductory Resolution 1851-09 (PDF)

Mission Statement:

Suffolk County’s Teen Pregnancy Advisory Board was established by the Teen Pregnancy Task Force to provide ongoing support and assistance to Suffolk County’s continuing effort to decrease the rate of teen pregnancy. The Teen Pregnancy Advisory Board’s mission is: 

  1. To promote educational outreach on teen pregnancy and related issues;
  2. To advocate for increased access to family planning services for sexually active youth;
  3. To recommend best practices to help young people, particularly those in marginalized groups, to avoid risky behaviors, including those that put them at risk of pregnancy; and
  4. To provide support for pregnant and parenting teens.