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Meet Our Team

Andrew O'Grady LCSW-R, Executive Director
I am the Executive Director at MHA for the past four years. I came to MHA 17 years ago to transition the case management services form Dutchess County to MHA. I have never thought of moving on as this agency does so much meaningful and important work. As a social worker, doing behavioral health and administration throughout my career, I am proud to lead this agency.
Lydia Edelhaus, Director of Family Support and Advocacy
"I am the Director of Family Support and Advocacy Services, the department at MHA serving families that have been affected in some way by mental illness. I have been here for 19 years, beginning as the part-time Coordinator of the Family Support program. Every day, I work with engaged and passionately committed colleagues in an atmosphere of compassion and respect, and I am happy and proud to come to work each morning."
Maureen Axtmann
I am the Assistant to the Executive Director, and am proud to say that I have worked at MHA for 33 years. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, staff and clients has been a fulfilling and meaningful career. There is no better agency than MHA!
Lisa Connolly Psy. D, LMHC., Division Director of Adult Services
"I am Dr. Lisa Connolly, the Division Director of Adult Services. I have been with the agency for 16 years. I oversee our Care Management program, Mel's Place, which is our homeless program, and our PROS clinical services. This was a career choice for me after my first day and I could not be happier or more fulfilled with my decision. "