Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Walk of HEROes Raises $15,000 for DeKalb Community Service Board

The 9th Annual Walk of HEROes 5K took place on September 19, 2015 in the Downtown Decatur Square. Over 250 walkers and runners gathered to raise over $15,000. A special thank you to all of our sponsors including the Superhero Presenting Sponsor, Debra DeBerry, DeKalb County Clerk of Superior Court, along with all of the vendors, volunteers, staff and race day participants which helped to make the event a success.

All proceeds benefit the Brighter DeKalb Foundation which provides support for behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by the DeKalb Community Service Board. Walk of HEROes celebrates the real life superhero’s battling developmental disabilities and behavioral health illnesses by “Helping to Enable Recovery and Opportunity.”

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Family Dinner Night at Souper Jenny Decatur

Join us on Thursday, September 10th at Souper Jenny Decatur for family dinner night from 5-9 pm.  10% of ALL SALES from the evening will benefit the Brighter DeKalb Foundation (supporting DeKalb Community Service Board).

Enjoy grilled cheese, local veggie plates, s’mores and much more!

Meet us at Souper Jenny for a celebration of healthy eating, to learn about our programs, and to support a good cause.

Souper Jenny Decatur

1 West Court Square

Atlanta, GA  30030

404-378-1500

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DeKalb CSB Announces New CEO

Joseph Bona, MD, MBA has been named Chief Executive Officer for the DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB). Dr. Joseph Bona will succeed current CEO, Gary Richey, for the position. Dr. Bona has served as the DeKalb Community Service Board’s Chief Medical Officer for the past 12 years and is ready to take the next step and lead the CSB with his experience and business savvy.

Presently, Dr. Bona is the Chief Medical Officer of the DeKalb CSB and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and Georgia Regents University School of Medicine. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and English at Canisius College in Buffalo, a Medical Degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo,   and an MBA from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He completed his psychiatry residency training and chief residency at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Prior to his present role, Dr. Bona served as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Emory, Medical Director of the psychiatry service at Emory University Hospital and Director of Schizophrenia Research at Emory. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and maintains a research interest in psychotic disorders, psychopharmacology, early episode schizophrenia, primary care integration and service delivery structure and policy.

Dr. Bona is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, and President-Elect of the Georgia Psychiatric Physician Association.

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Dr. Bona and his wife Laura live in Sandy Springs, Georgia. They have a daughter who recently graduated from the University of Virginia and works in Atlanta.

DeKalb CSB is delighted to welcome Dr. Bona as our new CEO and we are excited that his experience, training and strong leadership skills will lead the DeKalb CSB into the future. We look forward to the possibilities. We would like to thank Gary Richey for his 21 years of unparalleled guidance and management and wish him the best as he moves forward in his career.

Mailing: PO Box 1648, Decatur, GA 30031
General information: 404.294.3834
Appointments, referrals and crisis support: 404.892.4646

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