Gigi Crowder Wins Mental Health Association Award

Gigi Crowder

Gigi Crowder has received the Mental Health Association of Alameda County’s Distinguished Achievement Award for her work as ethnic services manager in the county’s Behavioral Health program.
Crowder received the award for her “commitment to cultural diversity in mental health” and  “the outstanding work she does to honor the consumer and family voice regarding the role of spirituality in wellness support,” said Steve Bischoff, executive director of the county mental health association at a presentation at the Ascension Eastern Greek Orthodox Church in Oakland.
Crowder has worked in behavioral health for over 25 years as an advocate for coordinated care between the mentally ill client, psychiatrist, therapist and family. Her work includes supporting the family and those around the client who are willing to provide support for him or her.