June 22, 2021

Media Contact: Samantha Elder at

 DAYTON, OH – The Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) accepted the Premier Health Workplace Diversity Award on May 26th, 2021, at the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting.    

The Executive Director of ADAMHS, Helen Jones-Kelley, stated, "To be recognized as a role model in the community for our diversity and inclusion efforts means a lot to us at ADAMHS because we truly understand the value of creating a more equitable Dayton region." Jones-Kelley went on to add, "Not only do we understand equity and its value, but we're also leading serval health equity initiatives that strategically address the social determinants of health."    

In 2017, the Greater Dayton Workplace Diversity Award was renamed the Premier Health Workplace Diversity Award, honoring Premier Health, the first winner. Premier Health was recognized as the gold standard for diversity in the workplace, a role model in the community, and a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and the National Conference for Community & Justice of Greater Dayton have presented this award since 2006 to companies that foster an inclusive work environment. As a result, all employees contribute through different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.

For further questions regarding the award, please contact Samantha Elder, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communication, at  


About Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS):

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) is responsible for the planning, funding, and monitoring of public mental health and addiction treatment services for individuals and families of Montgomery County, Ohio. Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating Ohio's public behavioral health and addiction treatment and recovery system.