POUGHKEEPSIE – The Mental Health America of Dutchess County was pleased to announce On July 7, 2023, the appointment of Alyssa Carrion as Director of Veterans Services. Ms. Carrion has been central to the delivery of Veterans Services for Mental Health America since she joined the company in 2020.
As Director of Veterans Services, Ms. Carrion will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of all programs and services. She will provide the leadership needed to plan, organize, and direct services, activities, and programs helping local veterans. Ms. Carrion previously served as the Program Manager for the SSG Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program serving the Veterans of Dutchess and Orange Counties. Alyssa will continue her work as a Veteran Peer Mentor for Veterans through the Vet2Vet Program and as a Veterans Treatment Court Mentor for Dutchess and Putnam Counties.
Alyssa is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army where she served as an active Platoon Leader and Training Officer from 2004-2009, then as an Executive Officer in the United States Army Reserve from 2009-2012. She has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout her military career. Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing Services as well as Spanish and Portuguese.
Alyssa’s exceptional qualifications and dedication to Veterans made her an ideal candidate to fulfill this role. We are proud to have her lead our Veterans Services department in the future. Please join us to congratulate Alyssa on this well-deserved promotion.
Mental Health America of Dutchess County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making sure nobody gets left behind in our community due to a lack of mental health services. Our mission is to make the Hudson Valley a place where anyone can get access to the full spectrum of mental health and addiction services needed, without jumping through unnecessary hoops.