The speaker for the August 21 meeting will be Cathleen Pessolano, the Executive Director at Mental Health America of Fredericksburg. She has a background in Developmental Psychology, Substance Abuse Prevention practices, Mental Health Awareness and Advocacy, and Domestic Violence Intervention services. She and her husband are long-time local residents and have three college-age children.
Before starting as Executive Director in July, Cathleen spent five years in secondary education and nineteen years in human services program management. After a successful career in helping individuals and families exposed to trauma, Cathleen is eager to advance the mission of Mental Health America of Fredericksburg: to improve people’s mental health and wellness through advocacy, education and supportive services. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1seIQZJJ19d-soREzux9kX45ZJLMNKD1NkWK4VlwXaIA/edit?ts=5d61f581#slide=id.p1