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MHALA’s Lucia Kung Named LA Business Journal 2022 Nonprofit CFO of the Year

Headshot of Lucia Kung, MHALA CFO

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) Chief Financial Officer Lucia Kung was named Nonprofit CFO of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal at its 2022 CFO Awards. The 16th annual event honors finance professionals throughout Los Angeles County for their outstanding contributions to their organizations.

As CFO at MHALA, Kung has overseen the organization’s finances during a period of great financial growth. Kung’s strong leadership and external relationships have enhanced MHALA’s ability to better serve people in the community with mental health needs.

“Lucia is highly deserving of this recognition,” said Christina Miller, PhD, president and CEO of MHALA. “Her exceptional financial acumen has served the agency through a period of great financial and programmatic growth and restructuring. She is an amazing strategic thinker, and a cherished colleague and member of MHALA’s leadership team.”

Kung is a member of the Los Angeles County Equitable Reimbursement Committee and regularly meets with other CFOs working in the mental health space to share knowledge and ideas. She has supported various nonprofit organizations and mentored future accountants for nearly 20 years.

Mental Health America of Los Angeles has been a pioneer in mental health service, advocacy, innovation, and training for nearly a century, working to ensure that people with mental health needs achieve meaningful, healthy lives in their communities.

Established in 1924, MHALA is among the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit mental health agencies in Los Angeles County. The agency supports nearly 17,000 low-income and no-income individuals with integrated services. MHALA achieves impact in the areas of mental health, healthcare, homelessness and housing, employment, wellness, and training for the behavioral health workforce, with special programs for Veterans and transition-age youth. MHALA is also a longstanding leader in public policy and advocacy.