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Recognizing Leaders at ABH Conference

abh-leadersThis was SMART’s first year as an exhibitor at the Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) Conference in Waltham, MA.  We were thrilled for the opportunity to meet with many of the attendees and learn more about their needs.

The Awards Ceremony was a great way recognize leadership in community-based behavioral healthcare. Congratulations to award recipients Carolyn Droser of Community Healthlink, Colleen Sondrini-Cooper of The Brien Center, Eileen Maguire of Victory Programs, Minghui Johnson of South Shore Mental Health, Peter Paolantonio of Spectrum Health Systems, Inc, Melinda Kneeland of BAMSI, Scott Bock of Riverside Community Care, Lisa Goldsmith of Vinfen, and Lori Sustek of Youth Villages.

We would also like to recognize Betty Bredin, LICSW Program Director of Bay Cove Human Services and winner of SMART’s ABH Conference gift give away. Thank you to everyone who stopped by SMART’s booth and we look forward to seeing you at next year’s conference.

About ABH

For over 30 years, the Association for Behavioral Healthcare has been the leading advocacy organization in Massachusetts’ mental health and addiction services arena. Fighting for high-quality, community-based care for families and individuals with mental illness, addiction and substance-use disorders, ABH provides leadership and statewide coordination on important public policy, financing, preferred clinical models and quality assurance issues.

ABH is a statewide association representing over eighty community-based mental health and addiction treatment provider organizations.  Our members are the primary providers of publicly-funded behavioral healthcare services in the Commonwealth, serving approximately 81,000 Massachusetts residents daily, 1.5 million residents annually, and employing over 46,500 people.

ABH represents its member providers to funding, legislative and regulatory agencies at the state and national levels and has become a powerful and compelling advocacy organization to ensure that citizens throughout the Commonwealth have access to quality, comprehensive community-based care. Learn more