SPRINGFIELD – Mental Health Association, Inc. (MHA) recently promoted Christine Palmieri to Senior Vice President, Division of Recovery & Housing. Palmieri has served as Vice President, Division of Recovery & Housing at MHA for nine years. Cheryl Fasano, President and CEO at MHA said, “Christine has expanded our homeless and mental health services by nearly 100%. Under Christine’s leadership, MHA’s division of Recovery & Housing has become the largest department and continues to increase capacity, which positions MHA to serve more people with substance use disorder and mental health diagnoses. It is a pleasure to work alongside Christine and the stellar team she has created.” Palmieri has decades of experience providing community-based rehabilitative services to adults and adolescents with disabilities. She has worked in residential, vocational, educational, and outreach settings focusing on teaching skills to foster independence. Christine has extensive leadership experience, training, and supporting staff to empower people with psychiatric challenges to recover and thrive.
Palmieri has a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College. She is also a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor.
The division of Recovery & Housing also promoted three individuals who will oversee various programs.
MHA helps people live their best life. MHA provides access to therapies for emotional health and wellness; services for substance use recovery, developmental disabilities and acquired brain injury; services for housing and residential programming, and more. With respect, integrity, and compassion, MHA provides each individual served through person-driven programming to foster independence, community engagement, wellness and recovery.
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