Mary Dwyer, PCNS, Receives the Carol Botelho Mental Health Professional of The Year Award
NRI Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mary Dwyer, PCNS, Vice President of Community Support & Nursing Services, received the Carol Botelho Mental Health Professional of The Year Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Rhode Island.
This award exemplifies Ms. Dwyer's
commitment to improving the lives of those with long-term mental illness that need a more intensive level of care.
Ms. Dwyer, who is Board certified in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, oversees the Community Support Program that outreaches to the towns of Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Lincoln, Cumberland and Burrillville and gives people with mental health problems the support they need to live independently and as fully integrated into the community as possible.
Ms Dwyer has been with NRI Community Services for 26 years, guiding and implementing effective case management services and nursing practices and procedures, as well as effectively directing services at supervised residential sites.
In 2007 she was appointed by the American Nurses Association Board of Directors to their Reference Committee, one of only seven nurses nationwide.
She was the President of the Rhode Island State Nurses Association in 2007, and is the current President of the Rhode Island Nurses Institute.