BRONXVILLE, NY -- Willa Brody, director of government and community relations for New York-Presbyterian Hospital will receive Mental Health Association of Westchester’s 'On The Move' Award on Oct. 17 at the association’s annual event to benefit and build mental health services in Westchester.
The award recognizes an individual who advocates for improved mental health through actions or philanthropy and promotes an understanding of mental health issues.
Brody has been an advocate for individuals seeking support for mental health issues throughout her professional and volunteer life. Responsible for creating deeply committed services across multiple sectors in Westchester, she has oversight of the Weill Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division and Children’s Hospital campuses.
She co-chairs the Business Advisory Council of New York Presbyterian Hospital's Project Search Program, which provides comprehensive vocational training for autistic youth seeking employment after high school.
Also being honored at the event are Andrew Solomon, winner of the National Book Award for “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity,” and Dr. Lisa Dixon, director of the Center for Practice Innovations, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Ralph Lieblich, Mental Health Association of Westcheter volunteer.
Mental Health Association of Westchester is a community-based agency that has been helping Westchester County residents through direct services, professional and community education and advocacy.