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Monarch CEO appointed to second term on the N.C. Commission on Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services

DrPeggyTerhune 2014Dr. Peggy Terhune, chief executive officer at Monarch, has been appointed to a second consecutive term to serve on the North Carolina Commission on Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services. Her term will expire on June 30, 2018.

The N.C. Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services was created in 1973 as part of the Executive Organization Act. Its mission is to promote excellence in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation programs for persons with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders in North Carolina. The Commission has the authority to adopt, amend and repeal rules to be used in the implementation of state and local mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse service programs.

Terhune has been CEO of Monarch and The Arc of Stanly County, Inc. since June 1995. Under her leadership, Monarch has moved toward evidence-based and best practice in all areas, successfully added services, enhanced community integration, improved customer satisfaction, reduced turnover and successfully developed programs to serve consumers with multiple disabilities.

She has worked with and advocated for people with disabilities for more than 40 years. Her competencies include a wide range of clinical and administrative skills and she is culturally competent. She serves on multiple state and national boards, and is recognized for her cutting-edge, clinically-sound progressive practices.

Established in 1958, Monarch is a not-for-profit that provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges. The agency is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and certified by The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services as a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA). Monarch operates The Arc of Stanly County, which is a chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States.

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