LIMA – Tammy Colon has been named the associate executive director of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Allen, Auglaize and Hardin Counties.
Colon’s social work career began in 1989 when she started working for the community mental health system as an emergency HOPEline specialist part-time and as an investigator for Allen County Children Services.
She has served as the director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Allen County, an intervention specialist in the Lima City Schools, and a social worker in a long-term nursing facility. In 2003 she assumed the position of vice president of Behavioral Health Services for Lutheran Social Services.
“I have partnered with the Mental Health and Recovery Services board throughout my entire career,” Colon said in a prepared statement. “In addition, I received mentoring from Michael Schoenhofer during those 28 years. It is an honor to work beside him and for the board in what I hope is my destination.
“The Lima community has amazing behavioral health services,” Colon continued.
“Our community is often used as a pilot area to implement new and innovative programming. The willingness of the board, the community leaders, and the general support of our communities has fostered a risk-taking environment, supportive of failures, and that leaves nothing but opportunity for advancement,” Colon said.