A Message from the CEO

Dear NBHS and The Ness Center Team,

As we come together to celebrate the new year, I am filled with gratitude for the incredible journey we’ve shared throughout the year. Your unwavering dedication to our mission has been the cornerstone of our success, and I am profoundly thankful for each person of our organization.

In 2023, we achieved remarkable milestones together – from the launch of groundbreaking programs like the Slidell Firehouse mobile crisis pilot and the Postpartum and Pregnant Women initiative to the expansion of our EMS and first responder training program. These accomplishments are a testament to our shared commitment to providing comprehensive care to our community.

Our success is a reflection of the exceptional individuals who make up our organization. Your passion, resilience, and unwavering commitment have been the driving force behind our achievements.

As we enter a new year, let us carry forward the spirit of kindness that defines our work. May the coming year bring continued growth, shared accomplishments, and the ongoing fulfillment of our mission to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve. Wishing each and every one of you moments of reflection on the positive impact we’ve made together.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Joe Buckley, CEO