Monday, June 10, 2013

Cormack to step down as President of BHcare in Ansonia

Marilyn Cormack

After 30 years with BHcare (formerly Birmingham Group Health Services), President Marilyn Cormack, will retire on June 28.

A reception in her honor will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27 at Racebrook Country Club in Orange.

Cormack began her career with BHcare (Birmingham) in 1983 as the Director of Rehabilitation Services. 
She worked her way up the ladder becoming the Associate Director for Services in 1986, Vice President of Services in 1988 and President in 1989.

Cormack was an integral part of the committee that started the Greater Valley Substance Abuse Action Council and very instrumental in keeping domestic violence services in the Valley. She also helped to develop CommuniCare. 
CommuniCare is a unique and dynamic behavioral healthcare partnership that was formed in 1996 by Birmingham Group Health Services, Inc., Bridges…A Community Support System, Inc., and Harbor Health Services, Inc. (Birmingham and Harbor merged in 2011 to form BHcare).

Cormack served on many boards including the Beth-El Center (current board president), Connecticut Council of Community Mental Health Centers, Connecticut Community Providers Association, Valley Substance Abuse Council, Valley Needs and Opportunities, Valley Council of Health and Human Services Organization (first chair) and ACT Homeless Shelter. 
She was also a surveyor for Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), a member of the Department of Mental Health Statewide Program Standards Committee and a part of various other community service organizations.

Cormack received many honors and awards including Stratford Jaycees’ “Woman of the Year” in 1976, CT Post “Woman of Substance” award in 1993 and the Valley Chamber of Commerce “Gold Seals Award” in 1993.
To attend the reception, send checks payable to BHcare and mail to BHcare, Attn: Liz, 435 E. Main Street, Ansonia, Ct. 06401. Tickets are $35.

This information is taken from a press release.

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