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ABOUT LOUISIANA MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

The Louisiana Mental Health Association (LAMHA) has been in operation since 1954 when it began as an organization promoting advocacy and education on mental illness and related issues.

LAMHA has grown to include programs for adults with severe and persistent mental illness and individuals suffering from substance addictions in the Greater Baton Rouge area and statewide. The Mission of the Louisiana Mental Health Association is to provide services for persons with or at risk for mental health and substance abuse issues.

LAMHA specifically serves individuals who have been treated for any mental or emotional disorder and/or substance abuse, with a special focus on the seriously and chronically mentally ill adult population. All programs operated by LAMHA strive to develop independence, self sufficiency and consumer empowerment of our clients With the support of staff and resources offered by our programs, individuals can achieve the success needed to live independently within the community.

LAMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board of Directors

Dale Bankston

Denise Dugas

Jean Faria

Cecile Guin

Jane Smith

Steve Webb

Treva Barnes-Parolli

Melissa Dugger

Brittany Ernest

Pam Fisher

Stanley Mong

Life Board Members

Pat Dial

Udieth Dotson

Advisory Board Members

Greg Aycock

John Pastorek

Lisa Lipsey

Carla Schild

LAMHA Staff

Melissa Silva – Executive Director

Stephanie Francis - Director of Communications and Strategic Development

Open – Clinical Director

Andrea Dubiel - Compliance and Program Development Administrator

Kristal Breaux - Office Administrator

Tatiana Gonzalez Quiroga – Advocacy

Drop in Center

Ashley Paul - RSW, MSW Program Manager

Julia Riley - Program Coordinator

Donald Davis - Peer Support Assistant 1

Martha Douglas - Peer Support Assistant 2

TARGET Health

Laura Lanier - Program Manager

Fisher Project

Jessica Bass - LMFT Project Director

Valerie Maxwell - NCPRSS Case Manager

Carol Montgomery - CPSS Case Manager

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