Authors Posts by Sharon Militello

Sharon Militello

As communications director, Sharon Militello is responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of the association website and social media pages; editing and preparation of communications; preparing and running webcasts; cultivating media relations; and maintaining relationships with technology support vendors.

Message from Woody Rosenbach, CEO of COMHAR, Inc.:

Dear Friends of COMHAR:

As we enter our 48th year of service, we continue to be proud of our unwavering commitment to our Mission of “Providing Health and Human Services to Empower Individuals, Families, and Communities to Live Healthier, Self-Determined Lives.” To that end, we oftentimes underplay the impact that we are having on these critical constituencies.

With that in perspective, it gives me great pleasure to announce the relaunch of our website.

The new website more broadly represents COMHAR in regard to our day-to-day operations, our mission, services, and our members!

  • Whether someone is looking for mental health, substance use, or intellectual disabilities services for themself, their family member, or loved one, COMHAR has a program for them.
  • For detailed program information, locations, news from COMHAR, career opportunities, or options to make donations, comhar.org is the place to go!
  • Sign up for our Newsletter, read our Annual Report, read member recovery journeys, contact us, check out community resources, and more!

I’d like to invite you to visit our new website…explore the various pages…and send me a note with your thoughts and impressions.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Now more than ever, solutions and strategies are needed to meet the growing demand for mental health and substance use treatment in communities across the country.

NatCon23 — the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s annual conference — will be held on May 1–3 in Los Angeles, California. NatCon23 is more than an event – it’s an invitation to boost your operations and impact, while learning alongside 5,000+ health care colleagues from across the country.

Three days of nonstop learning, networking, and entertainment at the internationally renowned Los Angeles Convention Center. As an attendee, you can:

  • Hear from 280+ sought-after speakers from all facets of health and human services;
  • Enjoy hundreds of hours of evidence-based, industry-leading content;
  • Participate in “deep dive” discussions about the future of our field;
  • Earn continuing education and continuing medical education credits; and
  • Celebrate health care heroes during an awards program.

To explore the value available to you, visit the NatCon23 website, where you can learn about featured speakers, view the curriculum, get the latest updates, and more. I hope you’ll join me at NatCon23 as we celebrate our collective impact, discuss the future of our field, discover new tools and technologies, and keep our momentum going together.


Richard S. Edley, PhD
RCPA President/CEO