Monthly Archives: April 2014

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DeKalb CSB Selects New Chief Human Resources Officer

DeKalb Community Service Board has named Tia Plunkett-McQueen the new Chief Human Resources Officer. For over 20 years, she has served as a strategic human resources executive helping nonprofit organizations maximize their human capital.

Plunkett-McQueen has held executive and senior leadership roles as HR Strategic Business Partner at Georgia Tech, National Director of Human Resources at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), consulting Corporate HR Director at Volunteers of America and Director of Human Resources at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute of Catholic Charities. She has also served as Managing Principal for Emergent HR Solutions, a consulting services firm providing organizational analysis, workforce planning, performance management and benefits and compensation design to trade and nonprofit membership advocacy and human service organizations.

“Since joining DeKalb CSB, I have witnessed how our talented staff push the boundaries in providing behavioral health and developmental disability services. It’s evident that DeKalb CSB’s success is fueled by a commitment to service delivery, innovation, and employee engagement at all levels,” Plunkett-McQueen said. “I am excited to be part of an organization with a strong commitment for the value HR can advance in fulfilling its mission and look forward to expanding current efforts while establishing new goals to support our growth.”

Although she was born in Washington D.C., Atlanta is home. She grew up in the city and attended schools in the Atlanta Public School System. Plunkett-McQueen is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) with a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland at College Park, M.A. degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Organizational Leadership Behavior. She lives in Grayson with her husband and teenage daughter and is actively involved with the Junior League of Atlanta and Awesome Atlanta.

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Creative Expression Showcase Celebrates Mental Health Month

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Mental health is essential to our overall health and well-being. In celebration of Mental Health Month, DeKalb Community Service Board invites you to attend a Creative Expression Showcase to raise awareness for mental health and learn how art can play a role in recovery. Clients from the agency’s North DeKalb and Kirkwood Psychosocial Rehabilitation programs will display items such as their art, jewelry, woodwork and shadowboxes. The display will be open to the public on Thursday, May 15 from 11 am to 1 pm in the Bohan Auditorium of the Richardson Health Center, 445 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030. Special thanks to the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority for funding art supplies for this project.

Marianette Refour, PSR Program Manager, explained, “Mental Health Month is an opportunity for all to take a moment and reflect on good care for the mind and body.  In the PSR Program we offer individuals with mental illness an alternative means of gaining insight into mental health and overall care. Creative Expression is a therapy approach that we use to assist such individuals on the road to well-being and their own recovery. “

Learn More about Mental Health

About DeKalb Community Service Board
DeKalb CSB is a public, nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of evidence-based mental health, addiction and developmental disability services. With more than 20 locations across DeKalb County, DeKalb CSB serves over 10,000 children, adolescents and adults annually to help them recover and resume productive lives. The agency is accredited by CARF International. For more information, visit or call 404.892.4646 for appointments, referrals and crisis calls.

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Request Notification for Mental Health First Aid Classes

An estimated 1 in 4 Americans have a diagnosable mental illness. Mental health crises occur frequently in your workplace, church, family, school and community. DeKalb CSB offers a certification course on a quarterly basis for the Mental Health First Aid adult public education program. If you would like to be notified when the next class will be held, submit your email address to or call 404.508.7875. Continue reading

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Agency Welcomes New Board Members

DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB), a public nonprofit provider of mental health, developmental disabilities and addiction services, welcomes its newest board members, City of Decatur resident Meredith McCoy and Dunwoody resident Sam Verniero. Meredith and Sam were recently appointed to the DeKalb CSB board by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners. They also joined the Brighter DeKalb Foundation board of directors, a nonprofit organization created to help support the DeKalb CSB’s programs and services. Continue reading

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