About Us

The Mental Health Association in Beaver County (MHA) welcomes and empowers, provides advocacy and socialization programs, and supports recovery for individuals with mental health and co-occurring disorders.

The Mental Health Association (MHA) in Beaver County began as the Mental Health Society back in 1954 and is now in its 69th year. It was founded to promote better mental health in Beaver County, to aid in the prevention of mental and emotional disturbances, and to support the establishment of appropriate services for the treatment of mental illness in Beaver County.

The MHA has at its core recovery focused programs that implement a holistic approach that promotes wellness, welcoming, and support for individuals who have struggled with a mental health/co-occurring disorder.

Our services and programs are funded by: Beaver County Behavioral Health, The United Way of Beaver County, grants, and by donations from individuals, churches, civic organizations, and companies who recognize and value our mission.

Services are provided to residents of Beaver County at no cost, and include Advocacy, Consumer Community Supports, Education, Social Rehabilitation, and Support Groups.




Executive Director

Joanne Koehler

Board of Directors

Board Officers

Betty Lauricia – President Jessica Janicki – Vice President Eric Moye – Secretary Pete Bau – Treasurer Monica Sturm – Past President

Board Members

Brooke Elliot Wolarov, Tim Finn, Kay Harper, Nancy Homan, Shelly Moore, Lana Podolak, and Marcy Scott


MHA in Beaver County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html. or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.  



A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling Toll Free within Pennsylvania, at 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.