Helena, MT— Intermountain, the Montana children’s mental health services agency, will welcome Susan N. Dreyfus to Helena on April 17 to celebrate the dedication of its new Community Services Center at 3240 Dredge Drive. Dreyfus is the president and CEO of Families International and the Alliance for Children and Families, headquartered in Wisconsin. In addition, she is CEO of United Neighborhood Centers of America and Ways to Work; and a member of the FEI Behavioral Health Board of Directors.
Dreyfus is slated to be in the area for several days and will keynote Intermountain’s annual Leadership Summit with a message about the future challenges for providers of social and mental health services for children and families. She will also be meeting with Intermountain’s leadership staff and the Board of Directors as well as other service providers in the area.
Dreyfus has served as Secretary for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and the Wisconsin Division of Children and Family Services. She is a member of Leadership 18, a coalition of CEOs from the largest and most respected nonprofit organizations in America and of the American Public Human Services Association Board of Directors.
“We are honored by Susan’s visit and excited to hear her message next week,” said Jim FitzGerald, CEO of Intermountain. “It is so fitting that hers will be the inaugural presentation in our new Community Services Center.”
Intermountain, a Montana non-profit specializing in nurturing therapeutic environments for children, began as the Montana Deaconess Home in Helena over 103 years ago. In the last ten years, Intermountain has responded to the growing need for effective early prevention, intervention and treatment for children and the families of children experiencing severe emotional distress by establishing a variety of community based services throughout Western and Central Montana. The agency now serves over 1300 children each year.