New Executive DirectorWe have some great news! The Governing Board has hired Barbara Mettler as our new Executive Director. Ms. Mettler has thirty years of experience in community mental health and twenty-five of those years have been in management positions. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and is very knowledgeable about community mental health center programs, finances and staffing issues.
Barbara had the opportunity to visit several of our sites in Billings on September 28th and she also attended our Art Show and Sale. She was very impressed with the MHC staff and programs. Barbara commented on the energy, dedication, passion and qualifications of staff. Thanks to everyone who met with her and showed her around.
She is looking forward to meeting everyone and developing effective working relationships with all MHC staff, community agencies, governing board members and state representatives.
Ms. Mettler will start her new job on Monday, November, 19th. We are fortunate to have Barbara as our new Executive Director. Her experience and dedication to community mental health and her knowledge of finance, human resources, EMR and clinical programs along with her ability to work with government agencies, will be an enormous asset to the Mental Health Center.
Recovery in ActionA few years ago, a Mental Health Center Case Manager was assigned to work with an elderly client who was referred to the Center by the VA. This gentleman was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard and the U.S. Navy.
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