Announcing New MHA Board Member!

Mental Health Association
February 23, 2017


February 22, 2017


Pamela Gionfriddo


The Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County is proud to announce the addition of Jacintha S. Cauffield, Pharm.D., 

BCPS to its Board of Directors.  Dr. Cauffield received her Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Maryland, followed by a 2-year fellowship in family medicine at University of Florida under the direction of Dr. John Gums. Her career experience includes the

 West Palm Beach VAMC and the Peace Health Southwest Medical Group Residency Program in Vancouver, WA.


Currently, Dr. Cauffield is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Lloyd L. Gregory 

School of Pharmacy. She coordinates and teaches in the Neurologic and Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy series. She 

additionally maintains an ambulatory care practice site at a local safety net clinic. 


Dr. Cauffield has also volunteered for years for the Mental Health Association.  She has been the speaker at several of our workshops on a variety of topics including today’s workshop called Riding the Waves: Tools for the Management of Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Cauffield also helps clients at Peer Place Support Center by discussing their medications, possible side effects, and is a wonderful support to people touched by mental illness.

Dr. Cauffield’s volunteer work is improving people’s access to quality health care that integrates both behavioral health care and primary care.  She is a valuable member of our Board of Directors and we are thrilled that she is with us.

Below is a picture of Dr. Cauffield with our other Board members, Dr. Paul Ward, Tammy Root, William Bitttner, and Loverly Sheridan.

Since 1949, the Mental Health Association has been dedicated to improving the lives of people who are touched by mental illness. Through advocacy, education, and outreach, MHA seeks to improve access to services and mental wellness.  MHA is working with community partners to reduce the stigma of mental illness and to improve understanding about issues related to mental health and well-being.