Stepping Stones’ CEO earns Lifetime Achievement Award

steveThe Community Behavioral Healthcare Association (CBHA) of Illinois announced on November 14, 2013 that Stephen E. Langley, L.C.S.W. was selected as recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Steve has spent his 46 year professional career in social services and the past 34 years as the Executive Director/CEO of Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc. The Lifetime Achievement award recognizes the contributions he has made across the state during his career. These contributions include: a commitment to serving others in need of mental health care; the development of and participation in a number of community healthcare, illness prevention and neighborhood development initiatives; contributions to CBHA as a member of their board and president; devotion to expanding the programs provided by Stepping Stones; and advocacy work to expand safe and affordable housing, accessible treatment services and the fuller inclusion of all individuals, regardless of disability, in our society.  

One person contributing to Steve’s nomination said this about him, “He is a true example of what one devoted person can do with their life to make a difference in the quality of many lives. For forty-six years Steve has been an inspiration to those he works with and those he serves to give the best of themselves to others every day.”

According to CBHA’s CEO, Frank Anselmo, Steve was selected for the award by his colleagues and will receive his Lifetime Achievement award at a luncheon scheduled to be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 during the Association’s annual conference at the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois (CBHA) is a statewide not-for-profit membership organization representing the interests of community behavioral healthcare agencies in the State of Illinois. CBHA promotes the development of quality programs providing services for community behavioral health including mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, rural mental health and children and adolescents.