Kristen Cardone, LPCC-S,LICDC, executive director

Kristen Cardone joined the board in October 2018.  Born in Norwalk, and a graduate of Norwalk High School (1998), Kristen earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Ohio State University and worked in Information Technology for Nationwide Insurance until 2013.  Inspired by the struggles of friends and family battling mental health and substance use issues, and recognizing the emerging crisis afflicting her native community, Kristen chose to pursue a new career path that would allow her an opportunity to help.  After earning a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wright State University, Kristen focused on the clinical side of behavioral health, providing mental health and substance use treatment to individuals, families, and groups while also gaining valuable experience in clinical administration and community leadership.  Kristen’s goals as Executive Director are focused on uniting the community in addressing mental health and substance use issues, improving communication between the Board, service providers and the community, and broadening access to improved services.