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ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
FOR GREATER BATON ROUGE

The Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge (MHA) has been in operation since 1954 when it began as an organization promoting advocacy and education on mental illness and related issues.

MHA has grown to include programs for adults with severe and persistent mental illness and individuals suffering from substance addictions in the Greater Baton Rouge area and statewide.  The Mission of the Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge is to provide services for persons with or at risk for mental health and substance abuse issues.

MHA specifically serves individuals who have been treated for any mental or emotional disorder and/or substance abuse, with a special focus on the seriously and chronically mentally ill adult population. All programs operated by MHA strive to develop independence, self sufficiency and consumer empowerment of our clients.With the support of staff and resources offered by our programs, individuals can achieve the success needed to live independently within the community.

MHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board of Directors

Dale Bankston

Denise Dugas

Jean Faria

Cecile Guin

Jane Smith

Steve Webb

Treva Barnes-Parolli

Melissa Dugger

Brittany Ernest

Pam Fisher

Erin Sibley

Life Board Members

Pat Dial

Udieth Dotson

Advisory Board Members

Greg Aycock

John Pastorek

Lisa Lipsey

Carla Schild

MHA Staff

Melissa Silva – Executive Director

Stephanie Francis - Development Director

Debbie Raffray - Office Manager

Andrea Dubiel - Special Projects

Drop in Center

Rene Thomas - Director of Programs

Amanda Owens - Program Coordinator

LaSwanake Robertson - Program Coordinator

Bielkiewicz House

Rene Thomas - Director of Programs

Weslynn Lewis - Program Coordinator

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