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Dr. Karen A. Kangas

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Executive Director

Phone: (860) ***-****  HQ Phone
Advocacy Unlimited Inc
300 Russell Rd.
Wethersfield , Connecticut 06109
United States

Company Description: Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Founding Director Yvette Sangster as the Community Advocacy Education Division (CAED), a branch of Connecticut Legal...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Commissioner's Executive Group


  • Ed.D
  • Ed.D.
53 Total References
Web References
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. - How to Contact Us, 23 July 2015 [cached]
Dr. Karen Kangas - Director of Recovery University, (860) 667-0460, ext. 302 Bullet point
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. - About Us: Who We Are, 8 Jan 2014 [cached]
AU Executive Director Dr. Karen Kangas
Dr. Karen Kangas Executive Director
Currently led by Co-Executive Directors Dr. Karen A. Kangas and Deron Drumm, Advocacy Unlimited is operated and controlled by persons in recovery from mental health or co-occurring disorders.
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. - Events and Announcements, 23 July 2015 [cached]
During AU's 38th Graduation Ceremony, AU Board of Directors President John Sims and AU Executive Director Karen Kangas, Ed.D, presented DMHAS Commissioner Thomas A. Kirk, Jr., Ph.D, with the 2009 Karen Kangas Award for Excellence in Advocacy for his outstanding contributions to the field of mental health and substance use disorders...
About Us | adacc, 19 Oct 2014 [cached]
Karen Kangas, Director, Advocacy Unlimited
Dr. Karen A. Kangas Named Executive Director of AU, 8 Jan 2014 [cached]
Karen A. Kangas, Ed.D.
Dr. Karen A. Kangas named Executive Director of AU
~ Updated November 2011
Dr. Karen Kangas, AU Executive Director The AU Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Karen A. Kangas, Ed.D. has been named AU's Executive Director effective July 9, 2008.
Dr. Kangas had been Interim Executive Director of AU since December 7, 2007. Prior to that, she held the position of Director of Community Education and Communications at the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), and was a member of the Commissioner's Executive Group before her retirement. Dr. Kangas has also been a teacher, school administrator, education consultant, lecturer, and producer of video presentations on mental health which have been distributed throughout the United States. In addition, working closely with AU's founder Yvette Sangster, Dr. Kangas was very involved in the start up of Advocacy Unlimited, successfully advocating for and obtaining statewide support and funding.
Dr. Kangas' strong advocacy for people with psychiatric disabilities has made her the recipient of national and local awards, including:
The Clifford Beers Award in association with the National Mental Health Association; The Roger Sherman Award, an annual Connecticut Human Rights Award; The First Annual Excellence in Advocacy Award (1998) presented by Advocacy Unlimited, Inc., a statewide Connecticut advocacy group (this award was subsequently renamed The Karen Kangas Excellence in Advocacy Award); Additionally, Dr. Kangas was honored in the National Council of Jewish Women "Dare to Be Different" millennium calendar.
See Dr. Kangas' Bio. Also see Karen Kangas - A True Champion and Giant, a tribute and testimonial from former DMHAS Commissioner Thomas A. Kirk, Jr., Ph.D. (opens in a new browser window).
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