Kitsap Mental Health appoints Monica Bernhard as new director

After serving Kitsap Mental Health Services for more than four years as chief operating officer, Monica Bernhardt will move into the CEO position left vacant by the retirement of Joe Roszak, the organization announced Monday.

“I’m really excited about it,” Bernhardt said Monday, adding that she will continue the work the agency has already contributed to the community.

“The CEO before me, Joe Roszak, left quite a legacy to follow… I don’t see us doing anything completely new. What I see us doing really builds on a lot of the great initiatives that have already started here,” Bernhardt said.

The board of Kitsap Mental Health Services selected Bernhardt after a national search, unanimously agreeing that Bernhardt’s nonprofit leadership experience and business acumen made her the “ideal person” to lead the agency, KMHS board president Patty Lent said in a statement .

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