Maui Behavioral Health Resources announced the addition of two new board members following an installation ceremony at their annual meeting on June 22, 2023. David Jenkins and David Abelson, MD, will be joining the board effective July 1, 2023. 

David Jenkins, a longtime supporter of the organization, joined the board in hopes of using his business expereince. He said, “I hope to find a way that my business management background can help support the dedicated professional staff a they battle to help the thousands of maui people a year whose lives have been blighted by drug and alcohol use.”


Dr. Abelson has been with Maui VA Clinic since 2015. He said, “As a physician and a community member, I have been interested in joining the board for some time, being aware that there is a great need for services to families and individuals who are experiencing a variety of mental health, substance or domestic abuse, as well as lack of easy access to primary care. I look forward to collaborating with the MBHS Board in addressing the community’s needs; I feel honored and privileged being able to serve in this manner.”

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