who we are

Founded in 1947 by local citizens, Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley (MHARV) is our community’s oldest nonprofit mental health organization.  For seventy years, MHARV has educated people about mental health and mental illness and connected them with community resources for treatment and support.

Today we continue to work for America’s mental health and for victory over mental illnesses right here in the Roanoke Valley. Through advocacy, education, and community services, MHARV:

  • reduces the stigma surrounding mental illness;
  • increases public knowledge of mental health issues;
  • offers resources for children and families; and
  • provides access to quality mental health treatment.

Strong financial support and volunteer involvement from our Board of Directors and our members enable us to make a difference in the lives of many individuals in the Roanoke Valley.

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To review a copy of MHARV’s 2015 Annual Report, click here.

Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley is an affiliate of both Mental Health America of Virginia (www.mhav.org) and the national Mental Health America (www.mentalhealthamerica.net).  MHARV is proud to be an impact partner of United Way of Roanoke Valley (www.uwrv.org).  

2017 Board of Directors

Clifford A. Nottingham, III, M. D., President
Diana Perkinson, President-Elect
Deirdre O. Rea, Secretary
Paula Mitchell, Treasurer
Rev. Susan E. Bentley, Immediate Past President
Rev. M. Sylvia Ball
Debbie Bonniwell
Tim Cerebe
Lyn Day, Ph. D.
Rethia Dent
Sue Ellen Dillon
Jo Ann Durham
Kimberly A. C. Enochs
Mariana Fortier
Gudrun Freeman, Ph .D.
Silvia Garrido
Terrell L. Holbrook
Anita Kablinger, M. D. ,C. I. P.
Rosann Kryczkowski
Susan C. Lee, D. O.
Frank W. Leftwich
Walton F. Mitchell, III
W. Todd Ross
Carol Rowan, Ph. D.
Joseph Smigiel
The Honorable Philip Trompeter
Margie Twigg
Bridgette Vest, D. N. P.

Honorary Lifetime Director
Charles H. Holland. Ph. D.

Executive Director
Ashley Reynolds Marshall, J. D.