SourceAmerica Board member Earns Honor from National Council for Behavioral Health
VIENNA, VA (April 23, 2013) – SourceAmerica board member Clarence Jordan earned recognition this month as the National Council for Behavioral Health's 2014 Peer Specialist of the Year.
He will celebrate the honor May 6 at the Inspiring Hope Awards, supported by Eli Lilly and Company. The awards recognize individuals who’ve shown extraordinary courage in battling serious mental illness and are living full lives and pursuing their goals. In addition, the ceremony also honors the clinicians, advocates, and organizations that care for and support these individuals in their recovery, changing lives and building healthy communities.
Jordan, vice president of wellness and recovery at ValueOptions in Cordova, TN, joined the SourceAmerica board in March 2013. More than 125,000 people with significant disabilities are employed through SourceAmerica nonprofit agencies.
"Clarence has never backed down from a challenge," said Bob Chamberlin, SourceAmerica's president and CEO. "He demonstrates a passion for working with people who have behavioral health challenges helping them find strength and their path to a fulfilling life."
As a 15-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, Jordan advocates for improved access to mental health and substance use treatment for service members and their families. At ValueOptions, Jordan leads a multidisciplinary team to promote access to behavioral health services for underserved groups such as the military, the African American community, and Medicaid populations.