Kristina Sabetta's Departure
Kristina Sabetta, LMSW, MHA AZ Executive Director has decided to discontinue her consulting services and step down from her position effective July 31st. MHA AZ has decided that to further grow and develop the organization, it is necessary to hire a full-time Executive Director. Kristina Sabetta graciously declined the full-time offer and will be dedicating her time to her new and existing clients. Her passion and dedication to mental health will keep her active in community and she will continue doing consultant work through Sabetta Consulting.
Kristina has led MHA AZ for the past three years, and has worked for MHA overall for the past 13 years. As she transitions out of this role, we would like to take a moment to celebrate MHA AZ's accomplishments under her leadership.
MHA AZ increased revenue by 346%! We held three successful Seeds Conferences, formed formal partnerships with Dignity Health, created an Arizona Mental Health Hall of Fame and added smaller fundraising events to our platform. We created and developed a MH at Work program that has had impressive results!
We screened over 32,000 Arizonans with our mental health screening, educated over 2,500 members of our community, developed various marketing materials, became an active influencer on social media and made a presence with our legislators and AHCCCS policy makers. In addition, we have built a Speakers Bureau program and developed a Volunteer Program. We assisted with the leadership of the AZ Parity Coalition and had a large part in growing the AZ Peer and Family Coalition. Lastly, we helped the community understand MHA's State of MH Report, which later framed our focus areas.
In Kristina's words,
"Together, we have accomplished great things!
We thank her for her years of services and her commitment to improving mental health services in our community.
The Board will spend the next few months updating their strategic plan and searching for a new Executive Director.