Category Archives: Events

2017 Healthcare Visionary Awardee

Congratulations to our very own Executive Director, Duane Piccirilli who was one of the recipients of the Mercy Health Foundation of Mahoning Valley 2017 Health Visionary Award! The event was held at the beloved Packard Automobile Museum in front of friends, families and colleagues. Congratulations Duane – we are so proud of you!!!
duane award

Criminal Justice Linkages Funding

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, a press conference was held at the Mahoning County Minimum Security Jail to kickoff the SFY16 “Criminal Justice-Behavioral Health Linkages” grant initiative.  Ohio is taking action to reduce the number of criminal offenders with untreated mental illness and/or substance use disorders who continually cycle through the criminal justice system.  OhioMHAS outlined plans to provide funding to support 23 projects benefitting 38 counties.

Director Plouck and all

Seen here are Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan, Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene, Director Tracy Plouck, Duane, and Representative John Boccieri

May is Mental Health Month

On Thursday, May 21, 2015 the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board held it’s “May is Mental Health Month” Celebration and Awards Program at Tippecanoe Country Club.

The Adult Advocate Award, Children’s Advocate Award, Vanguard Award, Eagle Award and CIT Advocate were all presented


The recipient of the Vanguard Award for 2015 is Ms. Jonnette Welch
Magistrate Richard Machuga from the Honorable Robert Rusu’s Probate Court was this year’s recipient of the Adult Advocate Award
Shirley Ferguson from D&E Counseling Center was the recipient of the Children’s Advocate 2015 award.


Dr. Pradeep Mathur, MD received the Eagle Award 2015
Chief Vince D’Egidio received the CIT Advocate award for 2015