Staff Leadership

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Allison Charney

Executive Director
(332) 264-8235
Allison is MSMLP’s Executive Director, managing the daily operations of the organization and directing efforts to achieve MSMLP’s mission to provide free legal services to all Mount Sinai patients in need.
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She is also a founding Co-Chair of the MSMLP Board of Directors. She joined MSMLP in her current role after 13 years as a partner in two top tier law firms representing clients in litigation and regulatory matters. Allison was the chair of her firm’s regional women’s network and awarded her firm’s pro bono award for her excellence in pro bono work. Allison was named to Super Lawyers’ Top Women Attorney in the New York Metro Area. She served as a summer law clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Office of International Affairs, as well as a research assistant for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.  She received a BA from Brandeis University and a JD from Emory University School of Law.
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Diane LaGamma

Director of Legal Services
Diane is MSMLP’s Director of Legal Services, leading the organization’s efforts in the coordination and delivery of free legal services across the entire Mount Sinai Health System.
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Diane is also a Lecturer in Law at the Columbia School of Law. Diane worked at the Legal Aid Society for more than 25 years as a Senior Staff Attorney. She co-founded and then implemented a hospital-based legal service program for HIV/AIDS patients. Diane was a fellow in Bioethics in the Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and has been an adjunct professor in the Health Services Administration Department of Lehman College of the City University of New York, the managing editor of the Journal of Prison and Jail Health and an Administrative Law Judge for the City of New York.

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Beatrice Watford-Tyson

Program Coordinator
(646) 605-4768
Beatrice Watford-Tyson is the MSMLP Program Coordinator.
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She also works for the Mount Sinai Health System as an Executive Assistant to the EVP & General Counsel. She joined MSHS after serving for 20 years as Executive Legal Assistant to Senior Litigation Partner, Department Chair and Special Counsel in International Trade at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.  She received her BS Degree in Health Studies from Mercy College, her Masters from Adelphi University in Community Health.  Beatrice is an advocate for patients’ legal needs and well-being.