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"It is said that the best time to leave a party is when you’re still having a good time.  I am still having a great time at the Mental Health Association and, all the same, it’s time for me to step aside and give someone else an opportunity to lead this fabulous organization." - Pat Hanberry

The Board of Directors of The Mental Health Association of Frederick County (MHA) announces that Patricia Hanberry, the organization’s CEO will retire in the fall of 2014. Pat has served as MHA’s CEO since 1999. “MHA has grown and thrived under Pat’s steady leadership,” states Ian Bartman, MHA’s Board President. “The Board of Directors is proud of all that Pat and the staff have accomplished over the years and we are committed to ensuring a smooth transition.” To that end, the Executive Committee of the board has formed a Transition Team which will head up the search for a new CEO with the goal of having that person in place by the time Ms. Hanberry steps down in the fall.

Hanberry expressed confidence that The Mental Health Association will be left in great hands.  “Our staff is extremely capable, experienced and dedicated.  The current Board of Directors, similar to all of the MHA boards with whom I have had the privilege to work, truly understands its role as a board of a nonprofit organization, and I have full confidence that, with their support and guidance, the transition process will be seamless.”

The MHA Board Transition Committee has hired the firm of Raffa, P.C. to conduct the search and transition process.

Transition Update: May 28, 2014: The CEO position profile is now complete. For information about the position requirements or to submit an application please go to the following website:

2014 CAF Sponsor Thanks

16th Annual Catoctin Affair - A Huge Success Thanks to Our Sponsors

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Design Diva, Graphcom, The Temple-a Paul Mitchell Partner School, WLR Automotive Group

Gold Sponsors:
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