Jessica Chelius, MSW, began working with Community Services Group in 2008. Jessica is a graduate of Temple University where she obtained a Masters in Social Work. She has spent the last 15 years providing mental health treatment to children, adolescents and families. Jessica began her career working at a children’s home providing individual, family and group therapy to work towards family reunification. Following that Jessica has spent the majority of her career linking children and families to resources to promote their well being. She has spent time focusing on individuals and families to be the best version of themselves. Jessica enjoys a strengths and systems approach to treatment. Jessica truly believes recovery is a collaborative approach. She also has experience mentoring other social workers and working with the IDD population..
Yesterday afternoon, our very own Susan Blue was presented with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (formerly known as the National Council for Behavioral Health) Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award recognizes individuals who have made a real, lasting and far-reaching impact on the lives of vulnerable people in the United States living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illnesses and addictions.
We know her as our President and CEO, but Susan is also an influential leader in Pennsylvania and on the national stage. Susan is the former Chairperson of The National Council of Behavioral Healthcare. She is also the former president of the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA) and continues to serve the organization on a variety of committees. Susan currently serves as the Chairperson of the Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness, and is the Chair of the Board for Provanta, a corporation exploring managed care for IDD and brain injury. She also serves as Chairperson of the Board of Acadia, a local agency serving people with Traumatic Brain Injury and for Advanced Metrics, a company that provides innovative software to bring data and care together for improved outcomes.
Let’s collectively congratulate Susan Blue for being recognized with this well deserved honor and thank her for all of the ways that she has moved our organization and our industry forward.