Congratulations Gina Calhoun!
Gina Calhoun, The Copeland Center’s National Director of Wellness and Recovery Education, is the 2012 recipient of the Timothy J. Coakley Behavioral Health Leadership Award. This award honors consumer and family leaders in the behavioral health field whose work is characterized by the highest degree of integrity and a passion for creative approaches for improving the lives of persons living with mental illnesses, especially in the public sector.
An outstanding leader, advocate, program innovator, and visionary, Tim Coakley pioneered alternatives to psychiatric hospitalization for adolescents, initiated award-winning services for homeless families, and cultivated a broad range of psychosocial services for people with serious mental illnesses.
Kris Ericson, PhD, Executive Director, of ACMHA: The College for Behavioral Health Leadership stated: “I wish that I could describe to you effectively the impact Gina had on the folks attending the ACMHA Summit. She was one of my two highlights for the week.”
Pictured is Gina Calhoun, right, and Joan Erney at left, member of ACMHA: The College for Behavioral Health Leadership. ACMHA is a national membership organization focused on being a convener of diverse and emerging leaders concerned with mental health and substance use policy and practice from across systems.