Who We Are

The MWAA is a non-profit corporation established June 2012, which focuses on prevention and early intervention of mental health issues. There are no paid staff and Board members are volunteers. The MWAA has four (4) programs to positively affect their vision and mission. All money derived from the programs is used to train more board members and others as Mental Health First Aid Trainers.

Learn more about the MWAA's accomplishments.

A Healthy Mind is a Healthier Life

Did you Know? You are more likely to encounter a person in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental disorders are more common than heart disease and cancer combined.

2012 MWAA Lewistown Trainees

Our Vision

We envision a world that through public education values prevention and early intervention of mental health issues for the holistic health of the individual and society.

Our Mission

We are building healthier lives free of mental health issues through educational outreach.


The Board

President – Sharon Engdahl, B.So. Sc.
Vice-President – Berney Ortiz, Jr., B.A. ,M.A.
Secretary/Treasurer – Diane Acri, J.D.
Ellie Alphin, B.A.
Susan Boyle, B.A.
Thomas P. Gannon, J.D.
Karen R. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Marianne Loney, B.S., M.A.
Alyce Spector, B.S. ED
Walter B. Watkin, Jr., M.D.
Juliana Zanetti B.S.