Leadership

Leadership

Executive

STELLA KALFAS (2006)

Mental Health Association of GC (MHAGC)
President & CEO

Board of Directors

Purpose: The Board supports the work of MHAGC and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are performed by the CEO, the Board–CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

Mission Statement: The mission of MHAGC is to maximize the mental and emotional wellness of our communities by promoting prevention and increasing empowerment through our education and support programs.

Leadership, Governance, and Oversight Responsibilities:

  • Organizational leadership and advisement 

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to CEO as he/she develops and implements the strategic plan for MHAGC
  • Review outcomes and metrics created by MHAGC for evaluating the strategic plan 

  • Participates with the identification and recruitment of new board members 

  • Promotion of the organization 

  • Perform fundraising and outreach activities
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • Participate in the hiring and annual performance review of the Executive Director 

  • Organization and review of the board of directors, officers, and committees 

  • Formulation and oversight of board policies and procedures 

  • Approval of MHAGC’s annual budget, audit reports, and business decisions 


Length of term: Three years, which may be renewed up to a maximum of three consecutive terms, pending approval of the board. Board members who wish to remain on the board after 6 years can request to be appointed for another three-year term, pending approval of the board.

Current Board of Directors Members:


NOREEN ABBASI (2006)

Maven Cosmetics
President


DR. ROBERT (URI) HELLER (2011)

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Chief Psychologist at GHFit Lab
President of Interaction Dynamics

 

DR. JESSE MAGGITT

Presidential Management Fellow, U.S. Department of Education
Adjunct Professor of Business, Governors State University


BRAD SCHNITZER

Director of Partnerships, Techweek
Joint Managing Director, More Than Me
Wish Granter, Make-A-Wish®, IL


DR. ANGELA TAGARIS

Associate Professor at Concordia University of Graduate College of Education
CPS Teacher for over 30 years