Genesis Behavioral Health Holds 47th Annual Meeting & Fundraising Auction

PLYMOUTH — The Board of Directors of Genesis Behavioral Health will hold their 47th Annual Meeting, "Health Homes: Innovative Solutions for a Healthy Community," on Tuesday, October 22 at 5:30 pm at The Common Man Inn & Spa in Plymouth.

The keynote address will be provided by Nancy Gilbert, MS, APRN, Director of Clinical Practice at Greater Nashua Mental Health Center. Ms. Gilbert will speak about her organization's experiences implementing a Health Home for people with mental illness.

"Our vision is to move from co-location and collaboration to fully integrated health care for people with mental illness. In order for this to happen, we understand we must change our culture, strengthen our relationships, and heighten our attentiveness to health outcomes," said Maggie Pritchard, Executive Director of Genesis Behavioral Health, "We look forward to working with our partners to develop innovative solutions that lead to wellness throughout our communities for people in the Lakes Region."

As is its tradition, Genesis Behavioral Health will present the 2013 Helen Holbrook Leadership and Service Award and the Dr. George "Pete" Harris Community Service Award at the Annual Meeting. The Holbrook Award is given to an individual who leads by example and gives of themselves to strengthen the cause of mental health in the Lakes Region, while the Harris Award is presented to an individual who promotes increased awareness, sensitivity, understanding and acceptance of mental health issues in the Lakes Region through educating the public.

For the third year, Genesis Behavioral Health will showcase its annual fundraising and awareness auction at the Annual Meeting. "Our 3rd annual auction is off to a great start, with a goal of raising $10,000 to support mental health programs and services for over 3,000 Lakes Region residents," said Kristen Welch, Director of Development & Communications, "Auction items will be on display at the annual meeting and mobile bidding will be available for on-site bids. We are grateful for the incredible support and generosity of our many donors. In particular, we want to thank our Gold Sponsors, which include Bank of New Hampshire, 98.3 LNH, WEMJ, and 104.9 The Hawk, and our Silver Sponsors, Northway Bank and The Standard, for supporting this event."

The auction runs online 24/7 from October 1 to October 23 at 8 p.m. To view the items, make a bid, sign up for email updates or refer a friend to the auction, visit

Members of the community who wish to attend the Annual Meeting should RSVP to Kristen Welch at 524-1100, ext. 445 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Genesis Behavioral Health is designated by the State of New Hampshire as the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties. A private, non-profit corporation, Genesis serves over 3,000 children, families, adults and older adults each year. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 603-524-1100 or visit the website at Find Genesis Behavioral Health on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates and information.