Pender McElroy: Elected New Chair of Mental Health America's Board
Pender McElroy Elected New Chair of Mental Health America Board
Mental Health America has elected Pender McElroy as the new Chair of its Board of Directors; his term began in June. In this role, McElroy will provide direction and leadership to the organization and its more than 300 affiliates nationwide.
“Mental Health America has been at the forefront of the mental health movement in our country for over 100 years,” McElroy said. “Mental Health America is uniquely poised to continue its leadership role in meeting the significant challenges which lie ahead for mental health services and funding and for consumers and their families. It is an honor to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors and be a part of responding to those challenges. I pledge to work diligently for Mental Health America to help all people live mentally healthy lives, to support the visibility of our cause at the national, state and local levels and to blend the great work of our affiliate network so that our united voice is heard across America.”
McElroy is a mental health advocate and attorney practicing corporate and commercial law in Charlotte, NC. He served as a member of the Mental Health America Board and as Secretary/Treasurer from 1998-2004 and chaired it Affiliate Relations Committee. He rejoined the Board in 2006 and served first as Secretary/Treasurer and then as Board Chair-Elect.
In 2004, he was the recipient of the Sandy Brandt Award from Mental Health America as Volunteer of the Year for long-term volunteer service.
McElroy succeeds John Morris, M.S.W., Director of the Human Services Practice of the Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. and Executive Director of the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce. Morris will continue to serve on the Board. ::