Message From the President 4/30

By Melanie Brown-Woofter, OBHA President

Welcome to the April 30 Edition of Florida’s One Behavioral Health Association (OBHA) Newsletter.

Florida’s regular 60-day Legislative Session is scheduled to end on May 3. Our legislative staff and team will be keeping you up to date as we near the end of the session and we’ll provide a full review of session post sine die.

Thanks to the strength of our members, associates, and staff, the work of Florida’s One Behavioral Health Association (OBHA) continues to move forward.

I encourage our organizational members to attend the upcoming Strategic Planning meeting in May at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Oceanfront Resort in St. Augustine Beach. This meeting is designed specifically for organizational/full agency members to come together as One Association to develop a blueprint for the future of our industry and the OBHA Board will vote on a new name for our association. We have engaged a facilitator who will assist us with this event. All our members – including corporate partners, managing entities, and associate members – will come together at the August board meeting during the annual conference (

Our Association Board leadership has worked tirelessly to promote and ensure an efficient and smooth transition for Florida’s One Behavioral Health Association. On behalf of the 2018 Board of Directors, I thank you for your continued membership, support, and participation and look forward to serving you in 2019.

As always, we welcome your feedback on this newsletter and all our communications. Contact Melanie at