January 5, 2020. Preferred Behavioral Health Group (PBHG) is pleased to announce that Tara Chalakani, PsyD, of Brick, has been selected to fill the new position of Chief of Quality and Health Integration. Dr. Chalakani has previously served as the organization’s Vice President of Mental Health Services for Youth and Families. Dr. Chalakani will now oversee PBHG’s quality initiatives and implement health integration throughout all its programs.
“It is vitally important to provide services to people that incorporate both physical health and mental health. Dr. Chalakani successfully spearheaded our trauma informed care approach and has the experience, the education, and most importantly, a great passion and commitment to improve the health and well-being of children, adults, and families.”Mary Pat Angelini, President and CEO
Dr. Chalakani has served in leadership roles in the non-profit and for-profit sectors of behavioral health and has over 25 years working in healthcare. She has undergraduate degrees in Nursing and Psychology, a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, and a Doctorate of
Psychology specializing in Behavioral Health Leadership.
Preferred Behavioral Health Group is a non-profit organization that has served the community for over 40 years. PBHG provides mental health and substance abuse education, prevention, support, and treatment to over 30,000 children, adults, and seniors every year.