LACONIA — The Board of Directors of Genesis Behavioral Health will hold their annual meeting, “Bold Moves Require Strong Leadership” on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at Steele Hill Resort, Sanbornton. Robyn Parker, Ph.D. is Dean of the College of Business at Plymouth State University and will be the keynote speaker. Parker earned her master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Boston University and her Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Wayne State University in Detroit and her research and consulting focuses on communicative and cultural aspects of change.
“Leading an organization through times of growth and change can be as exciting as it is challenging and we are delighted to have Robyn speak at our Annual Meeting,” said Deb Pendergast, president of the board of directors.
“This has been a year of thoughtful preparation, planning, and transformation which could not have been achieved without strong leadership. Through the efforts and leadership from many individuals over the years, this organization has made the bold move of purchasing a property that will allow us to consolidate clinical operations and enhance the quality and expand the services we offer our patients and our communities.” said Maggie Pritchard, executive director of Genesis Behavioral Health. “Community care is better care and we must be ready to respond to the increasing and very complex needs of our patients and the communities we serve.”
Genesis Behavioral Health will present the 2017 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 in the community 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 in the community who promotes increased awareness, sensitivity, understanding and acceptance of mental health issues in the Lakes Region through educating the public.
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, nonprofit corporation, Genesis serves nearly 4,000 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 www.genesisbh.org. Find Genesis Behavioral Health on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates and information.