Mount Saint Vincent Hires Director of Business Development
DENVER, Colo., November 25, 2014 – Mount Saint Vincent, a leading treatment provider for children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse or neglect, announced it has hired Jim Uhernik as its director of business development. Uhernik will be responsible for raising awareness of the specialized trauma treatment services offered by the agency among agency stakeholders.
“Mount Saint Vincent offers world-class trauma treatment to children facing behavioral and emotional challenges,” said Executive Director Sister Amy Willcott. “It is our mission to help children in need. With Jim’s help, we hope to spread the word about our good work so we can assist as many children as possible.”
“Mount Saint Vincent does amazing work with kids and the agency is well respected by those who know us, but surprisingly few people are aware of what we do,” said Uhernik. “My goal is to reach out to county human services agencies and health professionals in the region and make them aware of the trauma-informed services that Mount Saint Vincent provides.”
Uhernik has 16 years if experience in the mental health field, most recently as director of business development and admissions for Excelsior Youth Centers, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and criminology from Metropolitan State College of Denver and a master of arts degree in psychology from Regis University. Uhernik is a licensed professional counselor.
About Mount Saint Vincent
Mount Saint Vincent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency founded in 1883 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, provides clinical treatment for children with severe behavioral issues due to abuse, neglect, trauma or mental illness. 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 seven 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, parent education, a K–8 school, and a community early learning center. For more information, visit www.msvhome.org.