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Mental Health board member recognized for 20 years of service

(West Deptford, NJ) On Tuesday, Nov. 19, Freeholder Jim Jefferson recognized Elaine Vets for her 20 years of service to the Gloucester County Mental Health Board. 

Elaine has made it a priority to learn about the community mental health services, promote education and advocate for individuals experiencing mental illness.  She has been an appointed member on the Mental Health Board for 20 years, 15 of which she has served as chairperson.  

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "The Mental Health Board promotes understanding and education towards those experiencing and those affected by mental illness.  Gloucester County is fortunate to have Elaine on their team." 

Freeholder Jefferson, liaison to the Mental Health Board said, “Elaine works hard to provide our community with the tools necessary to effectively deal with and advocate for their loved ones who are living with mental health conditions.  Her abilities and contributions are an important key to the success of the Mental Health Board.”  

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