WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2021) — The National Council for Mental Wellbeing (formerly known as the National Council for Behavioral Health) is pleased to announce that Deanna Roepke has joined the organization as vice president and general manager of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) USA.
National Council President and CEO Chuck Ingoglia released the following statement:
“Since the National Council for Mental Wellbeing brought Mental Health First Aid to the U.S. in 2008, MHFA has established itself as one of the nation’s premier evidence-based mental health training and awareness initiatives. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are struggling with increased symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges, which speaks to the relevance and importance of MHFA.
“Bringing Deanna Roepke on as vice president and general manager of this important program represents a unique opportunity. Deanna has spent 20 years building and leading online and blended learning teams in health care.
“Deanna has the skills, drive and passion to lead MHFA. I look forward to working with her and taking MHFA to new levels of excellence that offer the best resources for Instructors and the best experience for those who receive MHFA training.”
About the National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Founded in 1969, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing is a membership organization that drives policy and social change on behalf of nearly 3,500 mental health and substance use treatment organizations and the more than 10 million children, adults and families they serve. We advocate for policies to ensure equitable access to high-quality services. We build the capacity of mental health and substance use treatment organizations. And we promote greater understanding of mental wellbeing as a core component of comprehensive health and health care. Through our Mental Health First Aid program, we have trained more than 2.5 million people in the U.S. to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.