about
AAH Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is composed of primary consumers of mental health services, secondary consumers (family members of mental health consumers), and individuals (non-consumers) who are passionate advocates for the mentally ill and homeless. According to by-laws, a minimum of 51% of the Trustees must be primary or secondary consumers.

The men and women on our Board are an extraordinary group of professionals with expertise in various areas such as healthcare, public relations, finance, law and non-profit administration. AAH relies on their integrity and committment to lead fundraising efforts, oversee the fiscal integrity of the agency, and to ensure all key areas of the organization's operations are functioning at the highest quality standards. As representatives of the organization, our Trustees regularly demonstrate their commitment to excellence, belief in the mission of AAH, and understanding of the unique needs and concerns of people living with mental illness and homelessness.

The Board of Trustees meets once a month.

Sharon McKenna, President

Julia Orlando, Vice President
Director, Housing, Health and Human Services Center

Michael Nussbaum, Secretary
MSW

Leslie "Michele" Mataras, Treasurer
Financial Planner

Michael Nussbaum, MSW
Social Worker

Shari DePalma,
Madeline Corporation, President

Ellen Bucciarelli
Art Therapy Consultant

Special Advisors

Thomas Ludwig, Esq.
John Hopper
Gail Levinson, SHA, Director
Jonathan Woll, Rabbi