MHA Promotes Christine Palmieri to Senior Vice President, Division of Recovery & Housing

SPRINGFIELD — Mental Health Association Inc. (MHA) recently promoted Christine Palmieri to senior vice president, division of Recovery & Housing. Palmieri has served as vice president, division of Recovery & Housing at MHA for nine years.

“Christine has expanded our homeless and mental-health services by nearly 100%,” said Cheryl Fasano, president and CEO at MHA. “Under Christine’s leadership, MHA’s division of Recovery & Housing has become the largest department and continues to increase capacity, which positions MHA to serve more people with substance-use disorder and mental-health diagnoses. It is a pleasure to work alongside Christine and the stellar team she has created.”

Palmieri has decades of experience providing community-based rehabilitative services to adults and adolescents with disabilities. She has worked in residential, vocational, educational, and outreach settings focusing on teaching skills to foster independence. She a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from UMass Amherst, and a master’s degree in psychiatric rehabilitation and mental health counseling from Springfield College. She is also a licensed rehabilitation counselor.