Turning Point is pleased to announce that its 2018 Honoree to be recognized at the June 15, 2018 annual benefit will be Sara M. Howe, MS, CHES.
Sara Moscato Howe, MS, CHES, is Chief Executive Officer of the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH). Her responsibilities include state and federal policy and legislative analysis and advocacy efforts on behalf of the more than 60 community-based substance use and mental health disorder prevention, treatment and recovery support service providers that comprise IABH’s membership. Ms. Howe also oversees the planning and implementation of the Association’s two addiction prevention programs: Operation Snowball (OS) and the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute (CGTI). She is Chair of the Illinois Department of Human Services Social Services Advisory Council, is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Council for Behavioral Health and is Chair of their Public Policy Committee.
Ms. Howe joined the Association in 2000 from the Denver Public Health Department where she served as the coordinator of the Denver Alliance on Tobacco and Health. She is lead author of the October 2001 publication in the American Journal of Health Behavior: Evaluating a Fear Appeal Message to Reduce Alcohol Use Among “Greeks.” She holds a Master’s degree in Health Promotion with a research emphasis in collegiate peer alcohol abuse prevention from Purdue University and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion, also from Purdue. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.
Turning Point CEO Ann Fisher Raney said, “We are delighted to recognize Sara Howe this year as our benefit honoree. Sara has distinguished herself as an exceptional leader in the mental health field, and her tireless commitment to her work is perfectly in keeping with our benefit theme of ‘Rising to the Challenge.’ We look forward to thanking her for her efforts and celebrating her future leadership.”
Turning Point will honor Sara Howe at its annual ‘Rising to the Challenge’ Benefit on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Evanston Golf Club. Tickets will go on sale in April.