WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 15, 2021) – Acacia Network this week presented National Council for Mental Wellbeing President and CEO Chuck Ingoglia with its coveted National Leadership Award.
Ingoglia received the award on Thursday during the organization’s Annual Network Gala 2021 in New York.
“I’m deeply humbled to receive this recognition from Acacia Network, whose work I’ve long admired and respected,” Ingoglia said. “Acacia’s work to build strong communities has benefited so many people since it formed 52 years ago, and its accomplishments serve as an example to organizations everywhere of how big we should dream and how high we should aim.”
Acacia Network is one of the leading human services organizations in New York City and the largest Hispanic-led nonprofit in New York state.
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 (MHFA) 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.