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YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Council honored this year’s Mental Health and Recovery Award winners at its annual recognition luncheon Thursday at the Tyler History Center.

This year’s recipients included individuals and organizations from across the Valley who work to help meet the mental health and recovery needs of Mahoning County residents. The 2022 winners are:

– Adult Lawyer of the Year: Kassandra Kornbau of DNP

– Child Advocate of the Year: ACLD’s Erica Brown-Fire

– Crisis Incident Stress Management Award: Sgt. Chuck Hillman of the Boardman Police Department.

– Crisis Response Training Officer of the Year: Sgt. Robert J. Vukovich of the Mill Creek Police Department.

– Eagle Award: Mark Lyke of Mahoning Valley Dispute Resolution

– Frontline Staff of the Year (VanGuard Award): Sean Robinson of Meridian Health Care

– Leader of the Year: Joe Shorokey of Alta Behavioral Healthcare

– Program of the Year: Mahoning Valley Mobile Market – Jeff Magada of Flying High Inc. and Rose Carter of Action Youngstown

– Support Staff of the Year (Pillar Award): Ashley Mariano of the Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio

“We are honored and grateful for the work of these individuals and organizations throughout our community. Together, they support the health and well-being of our Valley through their tireless work, innovative ideas, and new approaches to mental health and recovery services,” Duane Piccirilli, executive director of the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Council, said.




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