introduction of our new educational Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery to a comprehensive rebrand in conjunction with redefined strategic initiatives, PRA actively grew and trained the recovery workforce,” said Hutchinson. “This year we have a similarly ambitious agenda wherein we will enhance collaboration with our chapters, improve global engagement with allied organizations, continue to work toward outcome-based public policy efforts, and work to increase member value. I am confident that the team assembled will continue to bring the best resources and information to the recovery workforce so that PRA can make a difference for all affected by mental illness.”
For PRA, serving as chair-elect is Roy Starks, MA, Director, Rehabilitation and Recovery, Mental Health Center of Denver. The treasurer is Liz Smithhart, MC, CPRP, LPC, Regional Director, Recovery Innovations; the secretary is David Pilon, PhD, CPRP, President and CEO, Mental Health America of Los Angeles; the immediate-past president is Lisa Razzano, PhD, CPRP; members continuing as directors are, Andy Bernstein, PhD, CPRP, Clinical Director, UA RISE Health and Wellness Center, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona; Beth Boersma, MSW, CPRP, PSR Program Director, Community Friendship, Inc.; Mary Gregorio, LRC, CRC, CPRP, Center Club Program Director, BayCove Human Services, Inc.; Nancy Little, MS, LCPC, Project Director, North Side Collaborative, Thresholds; and Steve Miccio, Executive Director, PEOPLE, Inc.
PRA welcomes new directors, Susan Crimmins, LICSW, CPRP, Clinical Director, Worcester CBFS, Community Healthlink; Caroline L. Kaufmann, PhD, Courtesy Professor & Visiting Fellow, Center for Social and Political Thought, University of South Florida; and Lew Manges, CRC, CPRP, Executive Director, Elwyn Behavioral Health Services.
The PRA ex-officio directors include, Diane Brewer, MS, LPCC, CRC, CPRP, President, CPRP Commission, an
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