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 almost 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).  

2016 Board of Directors

The Rev. Susan E. Bentley, President
Clifford A. Nottingham, III, MD, President-Elect
Jeffrey Logan, Secretary
Kenneth O. Robison, II, Treasurer
Tim Steller, Immediate Past President
Rev. M. Sylvia Ball
Debbie Bonniwell
Lyn Day, PhD
Jo Ann Durham
Kimberly Enochs
Gudrun Freeman, PhD
Silvia Garrido
Terrell L. Holbrook
Maxine L. Joiner
Rosann Kryczkowski
Mariana Laughlin
Susan C. Lee, D.O.
Frank W. Leftwich
Paula Mitchell
Walton F. Mitchell, III
Diana Perkinson
Deirdre O. Rea
W. Todd Ross
Carol Rowan, PhD
Joseph Smigiel
Tammy Tedesco
The Honorable Philip Trompeter
Margie Twigg
Bridgette Vest, DNP
Hugh B. Wellons

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

Executive Director
Diane Kelly