Local Behavioral Healthcare Provider Elected to the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s Board of Directors

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Yulee, Fla: On Tuesday, June 14th, 2022, Dr. Laureen Pagel, CEO of Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare, prevailed in her campaign and was elected as the Region IV (Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee) Director on the National Council for Mental Wellbeing Board of Directors. Dr. Pagel will serve an initial three-year term and then be eligible for re-election into a final three-year term.

“I am honored to receive this designation and to have the opportunity to represent District IV,” says Laureen Pagel, CEO at Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare. “I intend to focus on meeting the unique needs of small healthcare systems and to advocate at the federal level for sustainable improvements to the ever-evolving healthcare system. I look forward to beginning this important work and am so grateful for the endorsements and support that got me here.”

– Laureen Pagel, CEO, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing is a membership organization that drives policy and social change on behalf of over 3,100 mental health and substance use treatment organizations and the more than 10 million children, adults and families they serve. Its Board of Directors represents the membership of the nonprofit association and is dedicated to promoting excellence in mental health and addictions treatment.

About Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, teens and adults in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The non-profit agency serves more than 3,000 individuals each year and has been serving the region for more than 30 years. Starting Point is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information, please visit www.spbh.org.


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