May 10, 2017
Mental Health America of Kentucky, the Commonwealth’s longest serving mental health organization, serving Kentucky’s mental health community since 1951, is pleased to announce the selection of Marcie Timmerman, MHA, as our new executive director. Ms. Timmerman will fill the vacancy left by the departure of former executive director Bonnie Cook, MAS. Ms. Cook is leaving MHA of Kentucky after three years of exemplary service to the organization and to the mental health field in the state, in order to pursue opportunities in the mental health community in Dallas, Texas.
Ms. Timmerman comes to MHA of Kentucky with outstanding credentials. She holds a masters in health administration from the University of Kentucky. She possesses strong skills and expertise in health policy, social media, nonprofit fundraising, and peer support.
Ms. Timmerman’s most recent background includes social media communications for Kentucky Equal Justice Center and the #InsureKY coalition. She has also served as Board President and outreach coordinator for NAMI Lexington, Lexington manager of NAMIWalks, as well as owning and operating Timmerman Consulting — a local marketing and social media startup. She continues to be champion of Participation Station and remains on the KYSTARS Advisory Board.
Under Ms. Timmerman’s leadership MHA of Kentucky is committed to continue being a strong voice for those living with mental illness. MHA of Kentucky also looks offer more programs that benefit those living with mental illness, as well as to reduce and even eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness through education and advocacy.
“I am excited to be joining Mental Health America of Kentucky. Ms. Cook has left me a great organization to work with and I look forward to the challenges ahead,” adds Ms. Timmerman.