Monarch CEO Dr. Peggy Terhune appointed to NAMI state board
Dr. Peggy Terhune, chief executive officer at Monarch, has been selected by the membership of the NationalAlliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Carolina to serve a three-year term on the organization’s Board of Directors.
NAMI North Carolina, a not-for-profit corporation, advocates for public policy changes to enhance the quality of life and promotes the possibility of recovery and improved quality of life for those living with mental illness and their families.
As a director of the NAMI North Carolina board, some of the duties and responsibilities of those serving include supporting the mission of NAMI, helping to make policy decisions in the best interest of the organization and the people it supports and monitoring and reviewing the organization’s current and future operations.
Since she was named Monarch’s executive director in 1995, Terhune has led the initiative to strengthen the organization’s footprint across North Carolina. Under her leadership, Monarch now supports thousands of people statewide with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance use challenges. Terhune’s passion and desire to put people first has contributed to the growth and stability of the organization.
In addition to her latest appointment, Terhune has served on numerous boards, including the National Board of Directors for the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and is a representative of The Arc of the United States. She was selected to serve on the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Waiver Advisory Committee (DWAC) and appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to serve on North Carolina’s five-member Medicaid Reform Advisory Group.
Established in 1958, Monarch is a non-profit organization 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. To learn more about how Monarch provides support for people living in our communities, please call (866) 272-7826 or visit www.MonarchNC.org.