Director of Development & Outreach
FAMILYLINKS NAMES KELLY COLDREN DIRECTOR OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Pittsburgh, PA (December 2) – Familylinks announced the appointment of Kelly Coldren to the role of Director of Behavioral Health. With two decades of experience working in the social service field, Coldren has practice working within criminal justice, mental health, substance use, domestic violence, and advocacy systems. Her experience includes managing and developing teams while creating an environment where staff are inspired to achieve high levels of sustained performance.
“Kelly brings vast human service knowledge and experience to Familylinks,” said Dr. Marianne DiMatteo, Chief Operating Officer. “As we continue to grow and expand as a service provider in western Pennsylvania, Kelly will play a critical role in Familylinks’ success.”
Prior to joining Familylinks, Coldren was the Director of Behavioral Health and Addiction Services at Skills of Central PA in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. During her tenure, she developed the agencies first outpatient treatment program and was successful in securing the licensures to provide mental health, substance use, and problem gambling treatment at the site. Prior to that, Coldren was the Program Director at Mental Health America of Westmoreland County where she oversaw mental health advocacy and support programs.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the behavioral health division at Familylinks and work alongside the leadership team,” said Colden. “I believe my experience and passion for providing positive experiences for the individuals served, as well as the staff who support them, will pair well with the mission of Familylinks.”
Coldren has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Westminster College and a Master’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Organizational Psychology and Development from Walden University.
Familylinks is a nonprofit organization committed to building healthy communities by strengthening individuals and families through the provision of comprehensive, quality services. By believing in the worth of those served, Familylinks assures that all children, families and seniors in western Pennsylvania have the tools they need to be healthy, happy and strong for life. To learn more, visit www.familylinks.org.