Millie Tomidy-Pepper

 
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Millie Tomidy-Pepper
Award: 
HONORING WOMEN IN NEW YORK
Year: 
2011

Millie Tomidy-Pepper has long been a champion for the rights of those afflicted with mental illness. She has earned the respect and admiration of her colleagues and has also become a trusted and reliable resource as Executive Director of the Mental Health Association in Genesee County.

Ms. Tomidy-Pepper has an impressive history of selfless volunteerism. Her impact reaches far beyond the walls of her office by taking time to serve her community as well. Among the numerous organizations that are benefited by Ms. Tomidy-Pepper’s vast contributions are the Community Services Board-Mental Health Subcommittee, Mental Health Court, Crime Victims’ Rights Week Planning Committee, Genesee Veterans Support Network, GCC Human Service Committee and the Genesee Area Personnel Association.

Ms. Tomidy-Pepper’s other civic endeavors include volunteering at the Batavia Animal Shelter and traveling to New Orleans four times after Hurricane Katrina to help with rebuilding e­fforts. In addition, she has served on the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Association of New York State.

For her inexhaustible e­ orts on behalf of her community, Ms. Tomidy-Pepper was honored with a Staff Leadership Award by the Mental Health Association of New York State Board of  Directors.

Since the beginning of her distinguished career, her abiding commitment has improved the lives of countless individuals faced with mental illness. She reminds us that mental illness is everyone’s business,