On Friday, October 23, South Shore Mental Health’s Vice President of Finance and Accounting Minghui Johnson was honored with the Association for Behavioral Healthcare’s 2015 Excellence in Administration and Finance Award. Presented during the agency’s annual Salute to Excellence event at the Westin Waltham Hotel, the award recognized Ms. Johnson for exceptional management of finances and operations at South Shore Mental Health, where she began working in 1999.
“What sets Minghui apart is her passion for our clients,” said Sherry Ellis, South Shore Mental Health’s Vice President of Crisis and Rehabilitation. “She makes it a point to understand the personal way that her work affects both our staff and the clients we serve. It’s not just about the numbers for Minghui. She knows the challenges our clients face, and she’s committed to maintaining the fiscal health of our agency so that we can continue to aid our clients in the best ways possible.”
During the event, which drew community-based behavioral healthcare professionals from across the state, Salute to Excellence awards were also presented in the categories of Mental Health Leadership, Peer Leadership, Emerging Leader, Exemplary Leader, Best Practices, Program Leadership, Lifetime Achievement, and Unsung Heroes.
Since 1926, South Shore Mental Health has been building hope and changing lives for children born with developmental disabilities, and children, teens, and adults living with mental illness. Today, we have more than 700 employees based in Quincy, Marshfield, Plymouth, and Wareham, and our non-profit early intervention and mental health treatment and recovery programs reach 16,000 people from Boston to Cape Cod each year.
For over 30 years, the Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) has been the leading advocacy organization in Massachusetts’ mental health and addiction treatment arena. Fighting for high-quality, community-based care for families and individuals with mental illness, addiction and substance-use disorders, ABH provides leadership and statewide coordination on important public policy, financing, preferred clinical models and quality assurance issues.