Local Veteran Joins the Board of Directors

FREDERICK, MD, August 21, 2017 – Brunswick resident James (Jim) Cox has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Association of Frederick County (MHA).

Cox is currently Director of Federal Programs with Mazars USA Public Sector Group, formerly Integrity Consulting. Mazars USA PSG, located in downtown Frederick, provides management, business resilience, cyber/physical security and IT program management consulting whose office is in downtown Frederick.

Prior to joining Mazars USA PSG, Cox spent 25 years in the U.S. Army, serving in both the Active and Reserve components, and retired with the rank of Command Sergeant Major. He simultaneously spent 20 years as a Law Enforcement Officer for the Metro Washington Airports Authority, spending most of that career in Special Operations.

Cox says, “As a retired member of the Army one of the most important factors in any mission is the welfare of your soldiers; both physical and mental. Over the last decade the stigma around PTSD and other mental illnesses has lessened, but we still need to do more to ensure that soldiers have the ability to get help without repercussion. The Mental Health Association provides that for them and their families as well as many others in this community. As a Board member, I see the need MHA fills, and I want to make sure that it is sustainable for future generations.”

Shannon Aleshire, CEO of the Mental Health Association says, “I look forward to working with Jim in his new role. He is committed to the Frederick community, passionate about the work of the Mental Health Association and has shown his dedication by serving on our Development and Marketing Committee for several years.”

Jim has been active in the Frederick Community since 1996 - volunteering and serving on the Vestry at All Saints Episcopal Church, Rebuilding Frederick projects, Carroll Creek Rotary Club and Tech Frederick. Jim and his wife Alison are the parents of two grown and married children.