DENVER, Colo., February 20, 2014 – Mount Saint Vincent, a leading provider of clinical treatment for abused, neglected, and mentally ill children, announced the appointment of two new members to its 14-member board of directors. Sheryl Gonzalez-Ziegler, Psy.D., LPC, RPT, is the principal owner of The Child & Family Therapy Center at Lowry. John Svisco is chief business process & accountability officer at CoBank. Both individuals are at-large members serving three-year terms ending in December of 2017.
“Because we provide clinical treatment for abused, neglected and mentally ill children, Mount Saint Vincent will benefit greatly from Ms. Gonzalez-Ziegler’s expertise as a child and family therapist. Mr. Svisco’s many decades of strategic business experience will be instrumental in guiding our organization as we move forward in a challenging economy,” said Mount Saint Vincent Executive Director Sister Amy Willcott.
Mount Saint Vincent has served the needs of more than 18,000 children and their families for more than 130 years. Originating as an orphanage in 1883, the agency became a residential treatment center for abused, neglected, and mentally ill children in 1969.
About Mount Saint Vincent
Mount Saint Vincent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency founded in 1883 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, provides treatment and education for children who are victims of abuse, neglect, or suffer with mental health issues. Mount Saint Vincent is a leader in the application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and trauma-informed care. The agency is one of only four organizations worldwide designated as a flagship site for NMT, an honor bestowed by the ChildTrauma Academy of Houston, Texas. Mount Saint Vincent’s extensive program offers residential treatment, day treatment, in-home treatment, foster care, community training, a K–8 school, and community early learning center. For more information, visit www.msvhome.org.
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