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 a unique perspectives to our organization.
Current MHAoPC Board members are:
Christina Kerns, Co-President
Christina is a Behavioral Health and Life Skills Specialist with Cummins Behavioral Health. She is currently working towards a Masters of Social Work at Indiana State University and loves fundraising for MHAoPC. 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.
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.
Kim serves the northern geographic part of Putnam County, working as a Licensed Mental Health Specialist with Putnam County Hospital. She recently moved back to Putnam County at the beginning of the COVID pandemic, being originally from here, and hopes to begin participating in other civic and volunteer activities soon.
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.
Sonny serves our school system as Cloverdale’s High School Principle. He is Cloverdale School District’s Safety Officer and serves on the Putnam County Safe School Commission.
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.
Sage Sherfick is a senior Bonner Scholar at DePauw University. She is passionate about mental health education and ending the stigma that goes along with mental illness. Sage is majoring in Psychology and hopefully will focus on child psychology. She is also a volunteer at Tzouanakis Intermediate School working with the guidance counselor and a fun class of 4th graders. At DePauw, she is a member of Delta Gamma, the Honor Scholar Program, and Vice President of External Affairs for DePauw Dance Marathon.
Zaheen Rashed is a junior Lilly & Rector Scholar at DePauw University. She is a Neuroscience and Global Health double-major on the Pre-Medicine track. After her undergraduate studies, she hopes to attend medical school to pursue a career that bridges the divide between mental health and medicine. She is passionate about culturally responsive and holistic healthcare. At DePauw, she is president of the Minority Association for Pre-Med/Health Students (M.A.P.S.), co-director of the Pre-Health Mentor Groups program, a Mental Health Peer Educator, and involved with Students of Color in STEM (S.o.C.i.S.) and Her Campus magazine. She is also a trained volunteer crisis counselor for the Crisis Text Line.
Fred Clark is a sophomore Bonner Scholar at DePauw University. He is currently planning on majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Japanese. He plans on going to grad school for Computer Science. He is passionate about mental health and is currently interested in incorporating technology with mental health studies, for ease of access. His ultimate goals are to make a difference revolving around mental health with the use of technology – specifically revolving around ease of access.
Emma Cash is a current student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She will have her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology by December of 2022 and will continue her education in a Master’s program of Social Work. She started getting involved with Mental Health America by volunteering at a booth for the Greencastle Farmer’s market and the rest is history.
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
Rachel Jern, Back-up Instructor, HCCP Adult class; HCCP Improvement Grant work contributor