PRA formally thanks outgoing board members, Lori Ashcraft, PhD, CPRP, Executive Director, Recovery Opportunity Center, Recovery Innovations, Inc.; Sandra G. Resnick, PhD, Associate Director, VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center; and David Sanders, DHHR Behavioral Health & Health Facilities.
“Created this year, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Foundation was formed to expand training and education activities delivered through the Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery as well as current and evolving programs and activities including research, grants, and public outreach,” said Razzano. “After years of dedicated leadership on the PRA board, I am excited to begin this new endeavor alongside this group of talented psychiatric rehabilitation thought leaders.”
For the newly formed PRF board, the chair-elect is Roy Starks, MA, Director, Rehabilitation and Recovery, Mental Health Center of Denver; the secretary is David Pilon, PhD, CPRP, President and CEO, Mental Health America of Los Angeles; and the directors are Lori Ashcraft; Jennifer McLaughlin, CPRP, Senior Program Director, Community Services Group; Linda M. Olson, PhD, OTR/L, Acting Chairperson/Program Director/Assistant Professor, Rush University, Rush University Medical Center, Department of Occupational Present Therapy – Chicago; and Anthony Russo, CPS, Certified Peer Specialist, Bedford VAMC.
The PRF ex-officio director is Tom Gibson.
About the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA): As the nonprofit organization focused on growing and training the recovery workforce, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, is the preeminent association for the development, support, and dissemination of information about the practice of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery. PRA believes that the practice of psychiatric rehabilitation leads to recovery, and thus is co
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