MHA’s Cheryl Fasano Joins Providers’ Council Board of Directors

SPRINGFIELD — Mental Health Assoc. (MHA) President and CEO Cheryl Fasano has been elected to the board of directors for the Providers’ Council, an association of community-based human-services agencies in Massachusetts with more than 220 members.

“As a leader in the human-services community for many years, Cheryl has made numerous contributions to the Mental Health Association and our sector as a whole,” Providers’ Council President and CEO Michael Weekes said. “We’re very pleased that our sector’s leaders have elected her to serve on the Providers’ Council’s board of directors, and we look forward to her sharing her knowledge and expertise with us.”

“Like MHA, the Providers’ Council traces its roots to the deinstitutionalization movement, whose pioneering approach sought to include vulnerable individuals in the community instead of hiding them from society in state hospitals,” Fasano said. “I look forward to working closely with my fellow board members. It’s great to have a new opportunity to lend a voice that represents our industry of caring and inclusion, as well as the people we serve.”