Pat McKenzie Receives 2018 Hector Bolduc Award

Pat McKenzie, Kennebec Behavioral Health’s administrator for outpatient and substance abuse services was awarded the 2018 Hector Bolduc Award at NAMI Maine’s 5th Annual Conference, "Healthier Together: It Takes a Community" held on November 3rd, 2018 at the Augusta Civic Center.  The award is named in honor of Hector Bolduc who was a one of the founders of NAMI Maine.

 

Each year, the Hector Bolduc Award is given to a mental health professional who has made a significant contribution to serving people with mental illness in partnership with NAMI Maine. According to Jenna Mehnert, NAMI Maine executive director, “Pat has been a long-standing partner to the CIT {Crisis Intervention Team} program and a supporter of NAMI’s effort to combat stigma. She has always demonstrated the ability to approach each person where they are at, peers and new professionals, to support them along their journey.”

 

Kennebec Behavioral Health’s Chief Executive Officer, Tom McAdam agrees wholeheartedly with the selection of Pat McKenzie as the 2018 award recipient. “Pat exemplifies all of the most outstanding qualities of a mental health professional. She is hyper focused on the client’s experience and is both passionate and compassionate in everything she does” he stated.

 

Ms. McKenzie joined Kennebec Behavioral Health in 2016 with over 30 years of experience serving children, adults, and families with behavioral health needs in their efforts to build stronger lives in their journey to recovery and wellness.

 

Photo:  (From l-r) Hannah Longley, NAMI Maine Director of Community Programs; Jenna Mehnert, NAMI Maine Executive Director; Pat McKenzie, Kennebec Behavioral Health Administrator for Outpatient and Substance Abuse Services

 

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