Mental Health Association of Central Florida Welcomes New Vice President of Operations

Aug 16, 2022 at 03:21 pm by pj

The Mental Health Association of Central Florida ( welcomed Lisseth Russa, M.S., RMHI, CCMS as their new Vice President of Operations. Russa will oversee the staff and operations of the MHACF programs, which work to provide mental health services, support and information to the members of our Central Florida community.

“We are thrilled that Lisseth has joined our team and will be assisting us as we strive to bring much needed behavioral health and advocacy initiatives to our community,” said Marni Stahlman, President & CEO of the Mental Health Association of Central Florida. “As Vice President of Operations, she will fulfill an important role for the agency, and we are excited to have someone who brings this wealth of experience and education in service to support our mission.”

Russa joins MHACF after serving, for the past three years, as the Director of Workforce Development at Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc. Prior to that she worked in the behavioral health community for eight years. Lisseth holds a master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University and a Certificate of Public and Nonprofit Management from the University of Central Florida.

“I have always enjoyed working in both the mental health and nonprofit sector so joining MHACF feels like a natural fit,” said Russa. “I look forward to being a part of this MHACF team as we strive to improve our community’s mental health.”

The Mental Health Association of Central Florida Established in 1946, the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, Inc. (MHACF) is one of the oldest nonprofits in Central Florida and is the leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. The Mental Health Association of Central Florida understands that violence, racism, hate, and discrimination undermine mental wellness and are significant contributors to individual and community trauma. Therefore, we are committed to breaking cycles of multi-generational distress for marginalized communities in all that we do by pledging to work against racism, bias, prejudice and discrimination at individual, interpersonal and institutional levels. For more information about MHACF resources, please contact us at (407) 898-0110 or visit

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