The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mary Jo Bramson and Tracey Wilmot to its Board of Directors.
“On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors of MHA, we are excited to welcome Mary Jo and Tracey to our agency,” said MHA Chief Executive Officer Charlotte Östman, LCSW-R. “Our Board Members have a vital role in advancing our mission of advocacy, community education and direct services. Passionate, talented and dedicated, our Board of Directors lead our agency as we continue to expand and create critical behavioral health services for our community. I am honored that Mary Jo and Tracey have chosen to join our Board and help steward MHA.”
A Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer at MHA, Bramson supports youth who are in the foster care system or at risk of removal from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect. She has also supported families in the child welfare system as an MHA volunteer Visit Host, during which she supervised visits between children and family with the goal of reunification. Bramson, a founding member of the Historic Hudson Valley Women’s Institute, has also held positions as a volunteer, committee member and Board member at community organizations such as April’s Child, Duke Parent Committee, For All Seasons, the Cancer Research Institute and the Ossining Food Pantry. “People often forget about others in the community who don’t have access to private mental health services,” said Bramson. “I’m proud to join the Board at MHA and contribute to their mission of delivering care to those who need support and can’t get access elsewhere” Bramson, a graduate of Ohio State University, lives in Briarcliff Manor with her family.
Wilmot serves as Director of People Resources at the Vera Institute of Justice, a social justice non-profit organization that seeks to address issues of mass incarceration and racial disparities. Prior to joining the Vera Institute of Justice, she previously held leadership positions at Iona College, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University and Reader’s Digest. “Mental health issues are more accepted than they had been when I was growing up in Jamaica, but we still need to make inroads to improve access to services and foster acceptance,” said Wilmot. “Organizations like MHA take immeasurable steps to do both, and I am honored to join this passionate Board.” Wilmot, who received her Bachelor of Science from SUNY College at Brockport and her Master of Professional Services from Cornell University, lives in Hastings-on-Hudson with her family.