The backbone of our organization is our dedicated Board of Directors. Board members share their pool of experience and connections to our community and each brings their unique perspectives to our organization.
Current MHAoPC Board members are:
Christina Kerns, Co-President
Christina is a School Counselor at Southmont Jr. High School. She loves fundraising for MHAoPC, and is integral at instilling excitement for MHA’s work. Her professional interests focus on mental health in the rural setting as well as participation in the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training for law enforcement. Her advocacy for education, environmentalism, and service to others tie in beautifully with MHA’s vision and goals.
Harriet Moore, Co-President
Harriet is an Assistant Professor of Music at DePauw University, specializing in harp and folk guitar. Holding Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Music and a Masters degree in Music, Harriet brings a breadth of knowledge and insight to the whole board and organization. Harriet serves as the Puppet Power committee chair and also coordinates our promotion of Crisis Text Line awareness program.
Erin is a Licensed Addiction Therapist with Cummins Behavioral Health Systems in Putnam and Owen Counties. Her professional insight aids in our program focus and Erin has been a key in putting on our Don’t Dodge the Issues Dodgeball Tournament. Erin lives in Clay County, Indiana.
Alex is one of our newer Board members. She is currently Universal Banker at Teachers Credit Union in Greencastle. She had great enthusiasm for our mission and is a pleasure to work with! We look forward to her involvement!
Lauren Necesario Smith
Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and owner of LNS Psychological Services, LLC. Additionally, she is a part-time staff psychologist in DePauw University’s Counseling Services. Lauren has been practicing in the mental health field since 2017, primarily focusing on providing clinical care within both public and private sectors of the healthcare system.
Jai is a Bereavement Counselor with Dusk-to-Dawn Bereavement Services offering individual and group grief care in Putnam County and Montgomery County. Long active in our community, Jai is a founding board member and first president of the Putnam County Hospice and Palliative Care Association, a volunteer Chaplain for Putnam County Hospital, and owner of a wellness studio in Crawfordsville. Jai has many experiences in supporting our community and we are thrilled they have recently joined our Board!
Joanna is currently the School Liaison at Deer Meadow Primary School. She holds a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, a Masters degree in Elementary Education, and a Building Level Administrator licensure. Prior to being at Deer Meadow, she spent 20 years as a Kindergarten teacher at Ridpath Primary School. Working with children she sees the struggles that they are faced with on a daily basis and is committed to their well-being.
Linda is the Assistant Director at Old National Trail Special Services. She has taught at all grade and ability levels including students in special, general, and gifted education programs. She facilitates CPI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training for area school corporations, is a school safety officer, and serves on the State Advisory Council for Special Education.
Karen Martoglio is MHAoPC’s Executive Director. Karen brings a history of community involvement and skills to our organization and has worked with many all-volunteer organizations including the League of Women Voters and Master Gardeners, as well as school involvement that comes along with being a parent of three children. She came to Greencastle from Wyoming in 2002 when her husband accepted a position at DePauw University, and her family has grown and set down roots here. She has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and honed customer service, technical, and management skills in her previous work as a computer consultant and call center manager.
Kisa Tamai is a DePauw University student, helping us in the office and with our Instagram account. She is currently interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and passionate about mental health and helping underrepresented individuals. By working with like-minded people, I hope to serve as a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. We love that she’s gotten to learn more about Mental Health America, and contributed in such a delightful and helpful way!
Service Providers (Independent Contractors):
Beth Newton Watson, Teen Divorce Counselor
Amber Harpold, Instructor, Helping Children/Co-Parenting (HCCP) Adult class
Alison Creekmore-Long, Instructor, HCCP Children’s class
Patti Harmless, Back-up Instructor, HCCP Children’s class