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June 2010  |  Return to issue home

Meet Mental Health Champion Amnon Shoenfeld, MSW '79

Amnon Shoenfeld

Amnon Shoenfeld has been working to improve people’s lives for the past 30 years, and is now helping prepare future School of Social Work graduates to do the same. In his role directing King County’s Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services program, he works with private and public agencies to improve the quality of their services and focus on recovery-based care. Now, Shoenfeld is leading a partnership with the School of Social Work to establish a new Chemical Dependency Recovery certificate program.

“We have a huge need for chemical dependency professionals and mental health professionals,” he said. “There are a lot of opportunities right now in this field.”

Shoenfeld was recently honored with the prestigious Gov. Booth Gardner Mental Health Champion Award at Sound Mental Health’s annual fundraising gala. 

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