KBH’s Pat McKenzie receives Recognition Award

Pat McKenzie, Administrator for Kennebec Behavioral Health’s Outpatient and Substance Abuse Services was recently honored by the Peer Support Specialist Network of Maine (PSSN) for her service to Maine’s peer support community. Ms. McKenzie was presented with the PSSN’s recognition award at the organization’s statewide annual meeting in January.

The Peer Support Specialist Network of Maine advocates for workforce support and development, offering support and education in a variety of ways to both peer support specialists AND to community providers, including mental health and substance use agencies, inpatient hospitals, and peer-run recovery centers. PSSN‘s goal is to improve the health outcomes experienced by people with serious mental illness in the state of Maine.

According to Alicia Hafford of Amistad https://amistadmaine.org, and Manager of the Peer Support Specialist Network, the award was created for Pat. “She has been a loyal supporter of the Intentional Peer Support Program and to many in the peer community for many years and the award was presented to her by Kelly Staples the facilitator of the CIPSS (Certified Peer Support Specialists) program. Pat is a champion advocate, promoting the expansion of peer services throughout behavioral health and health care settings.”

Kennebec Behavioral Health’s Chief Executive Officer, Tom McAdam shared his sentiments as well. “Pat is one of our state’s most ardent supporters of peer and family services. KBH is fortunate to have Pat’s advocacy and leadership as part of our organization.”

Kennebec Behavioral Health was founded in 1960 and operates clinics in Waterville, Skowhegan, Winthrop, Augusta and Farmington. For more information, or to schedule an appointment for any KBH service, call 1-888-322-2136. Information can also be found at www.kbhmaine.org.

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