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MVHS Names Behavioral Health Director

UTICA, N.Y. – Jodi Kapes, ACSW, LCSW-R, has been named director of Behavioral Health for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Kapes has served as the Mental Health supervisor at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) since 2010. She also has a private counseling practice in New Hartford.

Kapes earned her Master of Social Work with a Family Mental Health concentration from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, and her Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a specialization in Early Childhood Services, cum laude, from Elmira College in Elmira, New York.

Prior to joining SEMC, Kapes worked as a school social worker at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Middle School in Verona, New York, and at Otsego-Northern Catskill BOCES in Stamford, New York. She has experience as a social worker at Capital District Psychiatric Center in Albany, New York, and as a senior social worker and crisis outreach worker for children and youth at the Chenango County Mental Health Department in Norwich, New York.

Kapes is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and an active member of the National Association of Social Workers.

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