Stephanie Madison to Head Mental Health Group

Valley Cottage, NY – Stephanie Madison will be the new president/CEO for the Mental Health Association of Rockland starting March 1.

A 14-year veteran of MHA, Madison will replace Dr. Karen A. Oates. Madison has been the executive vice president of the association. Oates, who is stepping down after 11 years, will remain with the association until the end of April to assist in the transition.

Oates was named the New York state Senate’s “Distinguished Woman of the Year 2005.” Among her accomplishments were improving the productivity and fiscal viability of the organization. A pivotal project was overseeing the opening of The Sen. Thomas P. Morahan Wellness Center. It has easy access to the Rockland community by public transportation. An opening celebration is planned for April 15.

About the Mental Health Association of Rockland County, Inc.

The Mental Health Association of Rockland County (MHA Rockland) is a voluntary, non-profit organization. By providing direct service and advocates for legislation and programs, our mission lives in the prevention and treatment of mental illness through community outreach. As a member of United Way of Rockland County, MHA Rockland continuously works to improve present services and develop new services that enable our community toward mental wellness. For more information call (845) 267-2172 or visit mharockland.org.