Mental Health America of Franklin County Executive Director Announces Retirement After 25 Years of Service

FEBRUARY 3, 2015


COLUMBUS, Ohio –Mental Health America of Franklin County (MHAFC) Executive Director, Laura Moskow Sigal, has announced her retirement from MHAFC and plans to step down from her position, effective March 31, 2015. Moskow Sigal has served as the Executive Director for 25 years.

“As I transition to a new phase in my life, I plan to stay active in the human services realm within Columbus. I have a passion for bettering our community and will remain connected to all the wonderful people who have been involved with and supported MHAFC over the years,” Moskow Sigal stated.

“MHAFC is well positioned for continued success, due in large part to Laura’s vision and her commitment to excellence. She will truly be missed by MHAFC’s members, staff and the Board of Trustees,” said Dave Schoettmer, Founder and Chairman of Navigator Management Partners and President of the MHAFC Board of Trustees. “Laura has the Board’s fond appreciation and we thank her for her many years of exemplary service to MHAFC’s mission.”

Moskow Sigal joined MHAFC in 1990. She began her career at Choices where she was responsible for the coordination of volunteers, annual budget and administrative oversight. Prior to taking the helm at MHAFC, she was the director of Children’s Hunger Alliance for five years. Over her career, she has developed and implemented innovative programs to help serve people in need of mental health support, including MHAFC’s award-winning Ombudsman and Pro Bono Counseling Programs. During her tenure, MHAFC staff grew from 3 to 13 people and the revenue increased from $100,000 to $1.2 million. 

“We have a dedicated staff, a strong and involved Board of Trustees and an entire community of members supporting our work,” said Moskow Sigal. “I know that the next Executive Director will have all the tools, resources and support needed to ensure that MHAFC continues to champion mental health advocacy and services throughout Central Ohio.”

MHAFC is in the process of conducting a search for a new Executive Director.

Founded in 1956, Mental Health America of Franklin County works to promote mental health and improve the lives of those affected by mental health issues through advocacy, education and support services.