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April 21, 2006.  Soteria-Alaska announces the appointment of Susan Musante as its Project Manager. Soteria-Alaska is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an effective, non-coercive alternative in Alaska to traditional hospitalization for people diagnosed with serious mental illness. Ms. Musante is trained in both Mental Health and Vocational Rehabilitation, having worked in many aspects of both fields for many years.  Ms. Musante has twenty-five years of experience and education in management, direct service, consultation, training, program evaluation and development for behavioral health systems. She has an MS in Counselor Education, University of Bridgeport and a BA with Honors in Psychology, University of Connecticut. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.  Most recently she has been a consultant to community agencies in New Mexico. Her initial role as Project Manager will be to develop an operational business plan for the project as well as to interface with providers and consumers about this project. Funding for this phase of the project has been provided by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority

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