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Netcare Event Raises $57,000!

The 3rd Annual Netcare Foundation Community Awards and Recognition Dinner was held on Wednesday, October 6 at the Columbus Museum of Art. After being postponed and cancelled in 2020 the Netcare Foundation was elated to have the opportunity to host the event in-person even if it meant checking vaccination cards and requiring face masks. Many sponsors returned to support the Netcare Foundation and many new supporters joined the organization for the first time this year. In total, about 130 guests attended the event and several more joined the silent auction online from the comfort of their own homes. Our emcee, Matt Herchik from NBC4, did a fantastic job orchestrating the evening and our honorees from Southeast and Community Housing Network were humbled to be acknowledged for their efforts in helping our clients find stable and affordable housing. We also acknowledged the Netcare staff that were present at the event for their hard work on the front lines of caring for the some of the most vulnerable individuals in our community and never wavering, even during a pandemic. We raised a total of $57,900 which nearly doubled the amount raised in 2019. 

A big thank you to our sponsors this year! Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry. Thank you to the following Champion Sponsors: Cardinal Health, Columbus Springs, Ohio Health  Our Patron Sponsors: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, RiverVista Health, SUN Behavioral Health, Encova, Vorys, Ice Miller and Dr. Lee Shackleford

Enjoy photos from the event, courtesy of our friends at Open Image Studio.

COVID Protocols for Community Awards Event

For the safety of our patrons and guests, we will require proof of a COVID- 19 vaccination with a photo ID, or proof of a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the event. Anyone who cannot provide a vaccine card or negative test results will not be permitted to enter the venue. Check in for the event will begin at 5:30 PM and will go until 6:30 PM. No admittance will occur after 6:30 PM. Masks will be required and available, unless actively eating, drinking or presenting. Thank you for your understanding as we do our best to host a safe and fun event.

Join Us For Our 3rd Annual Community Awards and Recognition Dinner this October

We are elated to be able to host our event this year after pausing in 2020 due to the pandemic. We are scheduled for Wednesday, October 6 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at the Columbus Museum of Art. NBC4 journalist, Matthew Herchik, will serve as the evening’s Emcee. For details and to register click here

Corporate Board Welcomes Dr. Mona Robinson

The Netcare Corporate Board is please to welcome Dr. Mona Robinson to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Robinson is a Professor of Counselor Education with Ohio University. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor, and Licensed Social Worker. She holds a B.S. in Psychology, M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling, and Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Services, all from The Ohio State University

Her areas of expertise include psychiatric rehabilitation, disability advocacy, multicultural counseling and ethics, and dual diagnosis.

She has served on numerous boards and has participated as a site reviewer for The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Council of Rehabilitation Education. She currently serves on the Ohio University Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, the Ohio University President’s Opiate Task Force, and has implemented coaching programs with the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Robinson currently serves as Institute Director for Ohio University’s Study Abroad programs in Italy and Botswana.

Dr. Robinson is a published author with more than 25 research publications and 1 book. She has been awarded and recognized for her achievements in professional counseling, focusing on health disparities, social justice and multicultural rehabilitation. Most recently she is the 2020 Invited Interviewee for The Professional Counselor Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Series.

NAMI Ohio recognizes Netcare Access

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ohio has named Netcare Access as the Mental Health Provider Agency of the Year. The award recognizes Netcare Access for working with and serving severely mentally disabled individuals in the community.

“Netcare is honored and appreciates our long working relationship with NAMI Ohio and NAMI Franklin County,” says King Stumpp, President and CEO at Netcare Access. “The staff at Netcare have saved countless lives and helped individuals in crisis to a pathway of stability and safety.  Since 1995, the agency serves, on average more than 10,000 patients each year and no one is turned away due to inability to pay,” says Stumpp.

NAMI Ohio will host their Annual Meeting virtually on April 22 to recognize award recipients. Governor Mike DeWine and Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Lori Criss are two of the highlighted speakers at the event.
From Left to Right: Rochelle Martin of NAMI Franklin County, Terry Russell of NAMI Ohio,
Dr. Stroh, Dr. Hernandez, King Stumpp, Michele Perry, Carrie Wirick and Greg Blankenship

Corporate Board Welcomes Zaki Anwar

Netcare Corporation dba Netcare Access is pleased to announce the appointment of Zaki Anwar, of Jones Day, to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Anwar, an Ohio native, is a recent graduate of Harvard Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Mr. Anwar maintains an active pro bono practice.
Prior to his current role with Jones Day as an Issues and Appeals attorney he served as a Judicial Law Clerk for The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts.
“I am particularly excited to work with expanding/strengthening the Mobile Crisis Response Unit. Reorienting behavioral health or suspected substance abuse calls to clinicians rather than policing alone pays many dividends for communities,” said Mr. Anwar, when asked about his addition to the Netcare Access Board.

New CEO & Medical Director

Netcare Corporation, dba Netcare Access, today announced that Dr. Brian Stroh will become the new CEO and Medical Director, effective May 1.
Dr. Stroh has been at Netcare for 15 years, with 13 of them as the Assistant Medical Director. During his time as the Assistant Medical Director he oversaw direct patient care and conducted administrative duties in Netcare’s multiple evaluation and treatment programs. He is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Additionally, Dr. Stroh will continue the long-standing partnership with the Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board (ADAMH) of Franklin County, as the needs for crisis services in the county expand and plans for a county new crisis center advance.
Dr. Stroh will replace current President and CEO King Stumpp, after 10 years in the position. Mr. Stumpp is retiring after three decades of service in behavioral health.

Citizen Commendation Award Presented to Netcare Clinician

The Columbus Division of Police is grateful to partner with some amazing Netcare clinicians.

Kerith is one of those.

She was recently presented a Citizen Commendation award.

Sgt. Matt Harris, who oversees CPD’s Mobile Crisis Response Unit, nominated Kerith for her heroics of engaging a suicidal man from taking his life as he hung from the edge of a downtown building.

Kerith convinced the man to come off the roof and safely into police custody where he soon received medical help at an area hospital.

“Kerith has been with MCR since it’s inception in June 2018. She possesses invaluable traits that a contribute to the work we do,” said Sgt. Harris.

CEO, King Stumpp Announces Retirement from Netcare Access

A. King Stumpp

With a new year comes change and after 10 years of leadership our President and CEO, King Stumpp, will retire from Netcare Access in July of 2021.

During King’s tenure, Netcare transitioned from adolescent and adult crisis to focus on adults only, expanded our values to include trauma informed care, partnered with like-minded agencies to take on projects like the Homeless Hotline, added the Mobile Crisis Response teams that pair an officer with a Netcare clinician to ensure safety in the community and saw us through multiple renovations and facility improvements.

We are well prepared for the future, thanks in part to King, and we sincerely appreciate the impact his leadership has had on our agency for the past decade.

If you know someone that may be qualified to be our next CEO visit our careers webpage.

Bring Well Wishes This Holiday Season!

As you’re searching for the best Cyber Monday deals, remember that Amazon Smile donates to the Netcare Foundation when you shop if you use our unique link before you make your purchases. This link will take you directly to smile.amazon.com and attach all of your purchases to the Netcare Foundation. You won’t have to do anything further expect bookmark it as your preferred link to make all future purchases to ensure the Foundation continues to receive donations.

In the past 8 years, the Netcare Foundation has earned more than $1,100 with the few cents that get automatically contributed by purchases made every day.

We also have an Amazon Wishlist of items we would love to have on hand for our clients that include everything from books to hand warmers.

Many clients come to Netcare in the cold winter months with inadequate clothing. We do our best to provide them with whatever we can to ensure no matter wherever they go after they are discharged from our care they have resources and protection from the brutal winter weather.