Friday evening, February 15, 2013, The Center for Mental Health hosted their annual Center Affaire: A Friend Raiser. During the evening, both Gayle Davidson of the Partners organization for Delta, Montrose, and Ouray counties and Tom Mraule, 32-year employee of the Center for Mental Health received the Friendship Award. The Center for Mental Health recognized both for their commitment to providing service to their communities.
Gayle, who has been with the Partners Organization as their Executive Director since 1992, was honored for her years of service and commitment to the youth of the region. Gayle, not only gave life to the Partners Mentoring program, she also was instrumental in beginning programs for abused children. She has provided opportunities for children that they might not otherwise have had. Our communities and our children are better because of her efforts.
Tom Mraule came to the Center for Mental Health 32 years ago. In his position as Chief Financial Officer, he saw many changes in both the Center and in behavioral healthcare in general. During his tenure, Tom has worked with six different executive directors and 180 different board members. Although retiring from the Center, Tom will continue serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the regional Medicaid partnership.
The annual Friend Raiser’s purpose is to familiarize guests with the Center for Mental Health, to honor outstanding people in the community, and for attendees to socialize and mingle with friends.