It’s no secret that 2020 brought about change in a big way. It’s not only been about COVID, but the turmoil of long-overdue discussions on equality, justice, and even basic principles of fairness.
It’s been one of our workplaces flooding twice inside of a month, of another of our buildings being in the middle of protests, and of the changing dynamics of crisis care in Franklin County.
What hasn’t changed, though, is the dedication of staff who walk through our doors, day after day and night after night, providing the best care that they can in a system that is one of the most complex in American healthcare.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
We regretfully, had to postpone our 3rd Annual Community Awards and Recognition Dinner scheduled for Wednesday, October 7 at the Columbus Museum of Art until 2021. However, we don’t want to miss the opportunity to share the stories of our former clients and the vital work we do here everyday as we work with thousands of individuals in need of crisis services. This is our community at work and together we can end the stigma surrounding mental health and substance use.