As a private nonprofit 501(c)(3), PRS, Inc., is governed by a Board of Directors, which was convened for the first time in 1970 upon incorporation of the organization.
The PRS Board of Directors has determined that the following are the priority goals for the organization.
PRS exists so that individuals with mental illness, emotional and/or behavioral disorders achieve personal wellness, recovery and community integration. PRS will efficiently utilize public and private resources to achieve all Board Ends.
1.1 Recovery. Individuals with mental illness, emotional and/or behavioral disorders make and implement informed decisions about their recovery.
1.2 Community. Individuals with mental illness, emotional and/or behavioral disorders participate in activities in their community.
1.3 Wellness. Individuals with mental illness, emotional and/or behavioral disorders improve and sustain overall wellness.
Board of Directors:
Nick Harris (Financial Planner) - Board ChairPRS creates opportunities for individuals with mental illness to live fulfilling lives. It does so by instilling hope and focusing on each personís unique strengths and abilities. It is a privilege to be part of an organization that affords those in need with the necessary physical health, education, social skills and employment to recover and integrate back into the community.
Audrey Goldstein (Human Resources) - Board Vice-ChairI joined the PRS Board because I have always been interested in the field of mental health and especially community mental health. Being on the board of a community organization, especially my own community, has been very meaningful.
Rachel Alane Kelley (Consultant) - Board SecretaryWhen I first learned about PRS, I was impressed with the staffís professionalism, compassion and care that respectfully offers the organizationís clients more hope and new beginnings. I jumped at the opportunity to join the PRS board in order to give back to an organization that makes such a significant, valuable impact on our local community.
Carolyn M. McGee (Small Business Owner)I was introduced to PRS several years ago and was very impressed with the very professional approach towards helping those in our community who otherwise would be ignored. Our community is a better community when we commit to helping those who need our help. I am proud to be part of this effort as a member of the Board of PRS.
Fatima Abby (Health Licensing Specialist)I joined the PRS Board because I want to have an impact on improving the lives of clients with mental illnesses and help PRS work toward its goal.
Mary Supley Foxworth (Business Owner)PRS plays a vital role in delivering mental and social services in our community. I hope to help increase awareness of the services that PRS has been offering for more than 45 years.
Sandy Sieber (Consultant)I believe PRS fills a critical need for transition services and it is my pleasure to help it succeed and expand to serve more clients. The Board and staff do a great job and I am proud to help facilitate their good work.
Stephen Perry (Business Analyst)I knew right away that I would be interested in serving with PRS after learning about the programs offered and the track record of success dating back fifty years. Iím honored to be chosen as a PRS Board member, and I hope that through my contributions to the governance of this organization, I will help to improve the lives of individuals with mental illness in our community.
Ginger SmithServing on the PRS, Inc., Board of Directors is a commitment to support mental health priorities of dramatic importance to US national, regional, and local communities today. What the PRS Board and staff can achieve in the DC metropolitan region in the recovery of individuals - and their families - living with mental illness, emotional, and behavioral disorders depends heavily on the public and private financial resources that PRS and other worthy public and private organizations with similar goals can muster. Through its programs, PRS sets targets for tangible results for individuals receiving services - opportunities to achieve greater self-knowledge, personal wellness, stability, recovery, meaningful and sustainable employment, and to seek engaged and integrated lives in host communities. Achieving standards for these mental health outcomes in the DC metropolitan region is an urgent and crucial sociocultural and economic contending issue today in healthcare.
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