Maryalyce Poole
Public Speaker, Advocate, and Author

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Maryalyce's Accomplishments
Organized the first Bipolar Support group in Richmond, 1989 and served as president for 7 years. This organization continues to meet the first Tuesday of each month

1993-1996 Severed on a panel for VCU department of Rehabilitations Counseling 
 “Life long disability” “people first disability second”

Employee of the Year Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services 2003

6 Service Above the Rest Award’s Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services

5 Service of Excellent Cadmus Communications

2005 Lay speaking Ministries United Methodist Church

2006 NAMI distinguish award of service  

Key note speaker Henrico Mental Health conference.

Work shops at Chesterfield Mental Health yearly conferences.

WRAP facilitator and have graduated over 240 consumers from the program. 

2000 Bishop Sullivan bi continual award for service.

Volunteering Interests

1993-2004 St Mary’s Hospital Behavioral Health floor and Pastoral Care department

Speaker once a year to the VA General Assembly 

National Depression Screening day/ Tucker Pavilion.  

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 coordinated Christmas for a group home, donations from St. Olaf Catholic Church in Norge, VA to Totty House assisted living in Ettrick


NAMI National Alliance for Mental Illness
FACES-Family Advocates Creates Education Service
Richmond CURSILLO Community - I have been on 11 teams and team leader twice.
St. Paul’s Catholic Church Richmond, VA. Minister to the sick and Eucharist Minister.  
St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Catholic Church New Kent, VA. 

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