Preferred Behavioral Health Group Announces New Board Chair

Lakewood. June 2020. Preferred Behavioral Health Group is pleased to announce Grace Hanlon as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees.  Grace has been a valuable member of the board for many years and will now take on this leadership role.  Grace succeeds Sr. Rosemary Jeffries, President Emeritus of Georgian Court University, who served as the chair for the past two years.  Grace brings a diverse background to her duties as the former Executive Director of the NJ Division of Travel & Tourism.  She also founded the multi-media production company Edvantage Media Group, which produces broadcast-quality educational and parenting programs.  As a passionate advocate for helping the local community, Grace serves on the Board of Trustees for Jersey Shore Partnership and the Red Bank Visitor Center; as well as being a volunteer and supporter of the Dynamite Youth Center.

Grace and her family live in Fair Haven.  Grace is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania, where she received a Master’s Degree in Psychology. 

“As Preferred Behavioral Health Group continues to grow and support over 30,000 children, teens, adults, and seniors through more than 70 comprehensive programs, Grace’s role will be critical in strengthening the strategic direction or our organization to help those in the community struggling with mental illness and substance use disorders.”

Mary Pat Angelini, CEO

Preferred Behavioral Health Group is the leading behavioral healthcare organization in central New Jersey. For over 40 years, Preferred Behavioral Health Group of NJ has supported those in need of guidance, counseling, assistance and treatment.  Our mission is to deliver quality and compassionate behavioral health services to individuals and families all the time through a Trauma Informed Care philosophy and approach.  For more information about Preferred Behavioral Health Group, the services available and/or ways to help, please go to: