Leading National Behavioral Healthcare Provider

Call 1-800-345-1292

  • DECA 20 Years
  • Foster Care
  • Start an Online Fundraiser Today
  • Carl Clark III
  • Autism Success Story

Tweet Share on LinkedIn Send email Print

Sarah Ellen Lenahan receives Main Line Chamber ‘Chairman’s Award’

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce recently honored Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Organizational Development Practitioner Sarah Ellen Lenahan with its 2017 “Chairman’s Award.” 

The annual award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional service and dedication to The Main Line Chamber of Commerce (MLCC) and the Main Line region (Philadelphia). Lenahan received the award during the MLCC’s Red Carpet Dinner in Philadelphia in November.

“I was honored and humbled to receive the Chairman’s Award,” said Lenahan. “This award is a tribute to my fellow Board members, current and past Chairs of the Chamber Board, those who serve so tirelessly on Chamber Committees, and to all those involved with Leadership Main Line.”

An outstanding leader

During his presentation remarks, MLCC Board Chairman Dick Carpenter said, “Sarah Ellen has distinguished herself as an outstanding leader and volunteer. As a member of our Executive Committee, she has provided effective advice, feedback and ideas. She devotes countless hours to volunteer efforts, providing an example to the rest of the MLCC Board of Directors and all of the Chamber’s valued volunteers.” 

Lenahan stepped into her role at the MLCC 10 years ago, serving as a member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee, the Society of Professional Women’s Advisory Council, and the Leadership Main Line Steering Committee. She also held the role of MLCC Board of Directors Secretary.

Women in Leadership Award

As grateful as she is for receiving the Chairman’s Award, there is another MLCC award – one she helped create – that gives her the most pride.

During her tenure at MLCC, Lenahan worked to establish the “Helena Devereux Women in Leadership Award.” The award, named after Devereux’s founder, Helena T. Devereux, recognizes outstanding female professionals whose work has impacted the Greater Main Line Region in the areas of business excellence, community service, exceptional women’s leadership and the advancement of employees. The MLCC presents the award during its annual Gold Leaf Celebration luncheon in the fall. Click here to learn more.

“I am extremely proud of the partnership between Devereux and the Chamber, and its efforts to recognize deserving women on the Main Line who embody the qualities espoused by Helena Devereux,” added Lenahan.

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations providing services, insight and leadership in the evolving field of behavioral healthcare. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, the organization operates a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year. Focused on clinical advances emerging from a new understanding of the brain, its unique approach combines evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement. Devereux is a recognized partner for families, schools and communities, serving many of our country’s most vulnerable populations in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare. Learn more: www.devereux.org.

  

Latest News

DECA Program   Devereux Center for Resilient Children hosts 20-minute resilience webinar on August 15 to celebrate 20th anniversary of the DECA Program

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Program, the Devereux Center for Resilient Children is hosting a special webinar on August 15 titled, “The DECA Program and Resilience: 20 Years, 20 Questions, 20 Minutes.”

Human Rights Campaign   Devereux centers recognized by Human Rights Campaign for supporting LGBTQ youth, families

Four Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health centers have been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy group in the U.S., for supporting and serving LGBTQ youth and families.

W.W. Smith   Devereux awarded $35,000 grant for emergency clothing for youth

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health was recently awarded a $35,000 grant to purchase emergency clothing for children and adolescents at its centers in the Philadelphia region.

Helena T. Devereux   Game Changers: Helena Devereux featured in exhibit honoring Pennsylvania women who made history

Helena T. Devereux, special education pioneer and founder of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, is featured in a new exhibit at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence that honors the achievements of Pennsylvania women.

Intensive Family Coaching   Devereux Pennsylvania’s intensive family coaching program helps family

Joaquin and Tina Angles credit Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pennsylvania’s intensive family coaching program with helping them build a more positive, healthy relationship with their twin boys.

DECA 20 Years   DECA Program anniversary: Celebrating 20 years of promoting resilience in young children

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Program, a strength-based assessment and planning system designed to promote resilience in children, ages 4 weeks to 6 years old.


More Stories