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CMHA Celebrates with Community Partners at 2023 Annual Meeting in Bristol

Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA) leadership, board of directors, community partners, and dignitaries celebrated at the agency’s Autumn Soiree Annual Meeting on Friday, October 13, at the Doubletree in Bristol.

Headquartered in New Britain but originally founded in Bristol in 1975, CMHA returned to its roots for this year’s event. Bristol Chief of Police Brian Gould and Bristol Hospital CEO Kurt Barwis gave opening remarks. Dr. Catherine Carbone, Bristol Superintendent of Schools, was the keynote speaker.

CMHA President & CEO Raymond J. Gorman and agency leaders presented Community Partner and Champion Awards to those who made a difference for our communities in 2023:

  • Training & Motivation Center (TMC)
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • New Life II  
  • Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol
  • Beccah Eldridge- Shepley Bulfinch architects
  • Kenneth Johnson- TBI Construction 
  • Paul Hinsch- CT Office of Policy Management 
  • CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services 

To cap off the evening, CMHA Board Chairman Todd DeGroff presented the annual Chairman’s Awards to the individuals and teams that most embody the Core Values of CMHA: Commitment to Integrity, Spirit of Caring, Focus on Continuous Improvement and Focus on Fiscal Responsibility.

Gould TMC

Bristol Chief of Police Brian Gould with Tim and Torrence Conaway of New Britain’s Training and Motivation Center (TMC), which received a CMHA Community Partner Award at CMHA’s Autumn Soiree Annual Meeting on October 13 in Bristol.

Dr. Carbone

Bristol Superintendent of Schools Dr. Catherine Carbone addresses the crowd at CMHA’s Autumn Soiree Annual Meeting on October 13 in Bristol.



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