The NH Community Behavioral Health Association is an organization comprised of the ten community mental health centers throughout New Hampshire. These centers serve individuals in our state who are living with – and recovering from – mental illness and emotional disorders. This network of mental health centers provides ongoing and emergency behavioral health services to New Hampshire residents, both children and adults. The goal of the Association is to raise awareness about the crucial role played by community-based mental health centers to ensure public safety and overall public health for all New Hampshire residents. In addition, the Association serves as an advocate for a strong mental health system across New Hampshire.
Through advocacy and leadership we develop the relationships and systems to ensure the sustainability of high quality behavioral healthcare.
NHCBHA envisions a future where:
- Behavioral health care is integral to overall health care
- Prevention and treatment of mental illnesses are valued by all
- Timely access is available to all
- The stigma and discrimination related to behavioral health is eliminated
Board of Directors
Maggie Pritchard, CEO, Lakes Region Mental Health Center, Inc. – President
Victor Topo, President & CEO, Center for Life Management – Vice President
Jay Couture, President & CEO, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc. – Secretary
Patricia Carty, CEO, Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester – Treasurer
Suzanne Gaetjens-Oleson, CEO, Northern Human Services
Chris Kozak, Executive Director, Community Partners
Lisa Madden, CEO, Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc.
Cynthia Whitaker, President & CEO, Greater Nashua Mental Health
Phil Wyzik, CEO, Monadnock Family Services