|59 Years...And Counting: MHANC Hosted Their Annual Board Meeting|
On June 12, 2012, the Mental Health Association of Nassau County hosted its annual board meeting. Several issues were at the forefront of this important event. These included scholarships for three current college students, a report from the President of the Board of Directors, Miriam Milgrom, a Report from the Board Treasurer, Anita Schmidt, a report from the David Nemiroff, Executive Director, an update on events (including 100 Holes of Golf Fore MHANC and RWR Skydive for Veterans), an update by John Javis, VHALI Liaison on the Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island sponsored by MHANC and an overview of Residential Services from Robert Murphy, Director of Community Living Program.
MHANC recognized three college students and awarded them each with a scholarship to use towards school. These students included Tanya English (SUNY Farmingdale), Alexandra Chmil (Adelphi) and Deirdre Diego (Long Island University, CW Post Campus).
The President of the Board, Miriam Milgrom, discussed the importance of teamwork and highlighted the challenges of funding during reconfiguration of mental health systems regarding changes in healthcare both at the federal and state levels. She also discussed several upcoming opportunities to help raise funds. These events included our upcoming 100 Holes of Golf Fore MHANC and our first annual January New Year's Cocktail Party. Her words were very encouraging as MHANC embarks on its 60th year!
David Nemiroff, Executive Director, was also positive on the future of MHANC but still believes that there is plenty of work to be done. He highlighted several of MHANC's recent achievements which include a significant increase in housing with a highlight on a new supported housing program with six beds for mentally ill, homeless adults, a 2-year Work Force Training Grant from the Department of Labor for MHANC to train case managers to become care coordinators and an increase in consumer satisfaction. Click here to read David's entire address.
The 2012 annual board meeting was an engaging meeting, which highlighted MHANC's success of 2011 as well as the challenges that it will face during the next year.