Mental Health Association of Central Florida Announces the Appointment of New Board Member

Jan 11, 2022 at 07:49 pm by pj

ORLANDO – The Mental Health Association of Central Florida announced the appointment of a new member to the board of directors.

Ariel Cavazos, a Health Law attorney, with a focus on healthcare compliance, regulatory law, and government investigations has been appointed to the Mental Health Association of Central Florida’s Board of Directors.

Ariel is a Florida A&M University College of Law alumna and is an attorney at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.

“We are thrilled to have Ariel join our board and know that her experience serving the community, as well as expertise ensuring patients receive fair treatment, will be invaluable to our organization,” said Marni Stahlman, President and CEO of the Mental Health Association of Central Florida.

Ariel has contributed to the community by volunteering with the Coalition for the Homeless, the American Heart Association, and Miracle League Golf Tournament.

“I have always had a passion for giving back to the community and I’m excited to join an organization that addresses and supports access to mental healthcare, especially during these challenging times,” said Ariel.

Established in 1946, the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, Inc. (MHACF) is one of the oldest nonprofits in Central Florida and is the leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. The Mental Health Association of Central Florida understands that violence, racism, hate, and discrimination undermine mental wellness and are significant contributors to individual and community trauma. Therefore, we are committed to breaking cycles of multigenerational distress for marginalized communities in all that we do by pledging to work against racism, bias, prejudice and discrimination at individual, interpersonal and institutional levels. For more information about MHACF resources, please contact us at (407) 898-0110 or visit

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