Each year the Governing Board of West Michigan Community Mental Health celebrates milestone anniversaries of staff and board members. Among those recognized this year are Faith Nekola and Jim Thomas, with 35 years and 30 years of service as staff, respectively.
Faith and Jim both started their CMH careers Mason County CMH: Faith in 1979, Jim in 1984. (Prior to the merger in 1996, Lake, Mason, and Oceana Counties each had their own CMH.) Each has held several different jobs but has spent years working in CMH programs for people with developmental disabilities.