AUGUSTA, Maine – Dana Hamilton was announced as the new board chairperson at Crisis & Counseling Centers’ annual meeting and dinner on May 9, at the Waterville Elks Banquet and Conference Center.
“Dana has worked diligently as a board member for a number of years and we are thrilled to have her step into this leadership position,” Crisis & Counseling Centers’ CEO Lynn Duby said in a press release.
Hamilton has served on the Crisis & Counseling Centers’ Board of Directors since 2005 and was the vice chairperson during the 2012 cycle. “She has shown a passion for our mission and the clients we serve, and she was an outstanding vice chair,” Duby said.
A Skowhegan resident, Hamilton works as an employment services coordinator at KVCAP and holds degrees from St. Petersburg College and Georgia College and State University. Hamilton brings a strong background in resource development, criminal justice and program management to the Board of Directors.
Hamilton replaces outgoing Board Chairperson Mary Darling of Augusta. Darling has served on the board since 2008 and has been the chairperson since 2010. Although she has stepped down, Darling will continue to serve on the Board of Directors throughout the 2013 cycle.
“Mary has led the agency with intelligence and integrity and we are pleased that she will continue to work with us serving clients with behavioral health needs,” Duby said.
Heather Washburn of Augusta was also elected as vice president at the May 9 annual meeting. Washburn has served on the board since 2010 and is the director of Family Services at the Children’s Center in Augusta. She holds a degree from the University of Maine and is a licensed social worker.
Crisis & Counseling Centers (C&C) is a private, nonprofit social service agency licensed by the state as a comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment facility. With clinical programs operating out of nine locations, the organization is the sole provider of 24-hour mobile crisis response and stabilization in Kennebec and Somerset counties (responding to more than 3,500 calls each month).
C&C also provides outpatient medication management, substance abuse and mental health treatment to more than 2,000 individuals each year; integrated medical and behavioral healthcare in the Kennebec County Correctional Facility; and family support services statewide through the G.E.A.R. Parent Network.
Crisis & Counseling Centers’ mission is to develop and deliver effective solutions to the diverse behavioral health needs of the community in a professional and respectful manner. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call the Voice & TTY Maine Crisis Line at 1-888-568-1112. For information, visit www.crisisandcounseling.org.