Watkins Joins the MHA Board of Directors

FREDERICK, MD, March 3, 2017 - The Board of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County announces the appointment of new board member, Jonathan Watkins.

Currently serving as a business development consultant with Frederick Indoor Sports Center, he has previously worked in the world of employee benefits. His passion is working with employers and helping them to create strategies to sustain healthier workplaces. Watkins graduated from Elon University in Burlington, North Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications.

A graduate of the 2013 Leadership Frederick County Class, Watkins has volunteered with Community Living, The Frederick Chamber of Commerce Wellness Committee and Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Business and Industry committee. A local resident of fourteen years, Watkins enjoys coaching his twin sons and teammates in various sports.  He has been an active member of the Parent Teacher Association at the school his sons attend and has been instrumental in pooling community resources for the benefit of that community.  “Mental health matters to me because it has had an impact on many people with whom I hold strong relationships.   Family, friends and community are everything to me.  I wanted to be part of an organization that works each day to make our community stronger.  Their services make a positive difference for people in Frederick and beyond.   It is my goal to help MHA educate our community about the services they provide and fulfill their mission to build a strong foundation of emotional wellness,” explains Watkins.

 Shannon Aleshire, CEO of the Mental Health Association says, “I am looking forward to working with Jon.  He is committed to the Frederick Community and passionate about the work of the Mental Health Association.”


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The Mental Health Association of Frederick County has served the community as a private, non-profit organization since 1965. MHA strives to build a strong foundation of emotional wellness for our whole community by preparing resilient children, securing vulnerable families and standing with people to face crises together. For additional information, please visit www.fcmha.org or call 301-663-0011.