SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – Kimberley A. Lee, a recognized leader in the nonprofit sector of the Western Mass region, has joined the staff of MHA, a nonprofit provider of residential and support services to people impacted by mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and homelessness. Lee is taking on the newly-created role of Vice President of Resource Development and Branding for MHA.

“Kim Lee is the first member of our leadership team whose primary focus will be to develop our organization’s face to the community,” said Cheryl Fasano, President & CEO of MHA. “She is well-known to leaders of government, media and business state-wide, and her achievements in building strategic alliances have resulted in new resources and innovative solutions delivered through nonprofit businesses. We are excited to have her on our team at MHA.”

Lee previously served in communications and development roles in several locally-based nonprofit organizations, including CHD, Square One, the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Community United Way. She has advanced these organizations and the people they serve with an active voice in the community and through vigorous advocacy achieved by constant policy influence at the local, community and state level.

A life-long resident of Western Mass, Lee earned her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Westfield State College. She is married to Kevin Lee and they have two teenage daughters.

About MHA:

MHA is a nonprofit provider of residential and support services based in Springfield, MA, providing services throughout the Greater Springfield area to people impacted by mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and homelessness. Our core values are Respect, Integrity and Compassion.

MHA has 400 full- and part-time employees and serves more than 600 participants annually. We operate 25 residential sites, as well as extensive outreach and supported living programs. MHA receives state and federal funding from multiple sources including the MA Department of Mental Health (DMH), MA Department of Developmental Services (DDS), MA Department of Children and Families (DCF), MA Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), the MA Department of Housing and Community Development (DHDC) and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

MHA was founded in 1960 by concerned citizens to provide advocacy for people with mental illness living at Northampton State Hospital. Throughout the deinstitutionalization movement MHA developed a continuum of housing and support options to participants with a wide variety of needs. Our services reflect the belief that everyone deserves quality affordable housing, the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential and the support to pursue their personal vision and meaningfully participate in the life of their community.