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Susan Blue Elected New Board Chair for the National Council for Behavioral Health

Susan Blue Elected New Board Chair for the National Council for Behavioral Health

Mountville, Pa. (July 24, 2015) – Community Services Group (CSG) President and CEO, Susan Blue, has been elected as the new board chair for the National Council for Behavioral Health, succeeding Jeff Walter of the Connecticut Community Providers Association.

“I am honored by my election as the new chair of the National Council board of directors. It has been exciting to have served on the board during a time of profound change and opportunity for the National Council,” said Blue. “The National Council has truly become the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations, and I look forward to working with a noteworthy group of new board members.”

Blue has also held leadership roles with the Pennsylvania Community Providers Association, the Community Behavioral Healthcare Network of Pennsylvania, and the Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare.

The National Council of Behavioral Health board of directors is committed to diversity, leadership, and promoting excellence in mental health and addictions treatment. All board terms begin July 1, 2015.

About the National Council for Behavioral Health
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with our 2,300 member organizations, we serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens — more than eight million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life. The National Council, with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Missouri Department of Mental Health, pioneered Mental Health First Aid in the U.S. and has trained nearly 400,000 individuals to connect youth and adults in need to mental health and addictions care in their communities. Learn more at www.TheNationalCouncil.org.