FREDLA Announces First Scholarship Recipient!

Millie Court Mercado Awarded 2014 FREDLA Diverse Leaders Scholarship

The Board of Directors of the Family Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA) is pleased to announce that Millie Court Mercado is the recipient of the 2014 FREDLA Diverse Leaders Scholarship Program.

To read the full Press Release, click:

2014 FREDLA Diverse Leaders Scholarship Award Announced


Basics of Rate Setting for Family-Run Organizations within a Medicaid Environment was presented on May 29, the second presentation in the Learning Exchange Series for Family-Run Organizations. You can access the entire webinar with audio recording by cutting and pasting this address into your search bar: https://theinstitute.adobeconnect.com/p8dcaiwwzs5/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal


Check out the NEW Resources posted on the Resource & Publications Page!

On April 1, 2014, FREDLA, in partnership with the TA Network, the Center for Health Care Strategies and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, held a webinar titled:

Becoming A Medicaid Provider of Family and Youth Peer Support: Considerations for Family-Run Organizations

Below are the slides from the webinar and a link to the recording. Enjoy!

FREDLA Webinar Slides.4_1_14



Listen to the recording of FREDLA’s Introductory Webinar from March 11, 2013!

FREDLA: How Can It Help Me and My Family-Run Organization: https://soundconnect.webex.com/soundconnect/lsr.php?RCID=5c14a50abc4fc38b4cf347cec2fe5bcb

Click below for a copy of the webinar slides:


NEW ~ Statewide Family Network Grants: Building Capacity for Family Run Organizations

FREDLA recently surveyed current and formerly funded Statewide Family Network grantees and compiled a report from the 31 organizations that responded. This report describes how Statewide Family Networks are leveraging the SFN funds they receive to positively impact the lives of children and youth with emotional, mental, and behavioral challenges and their families.

Statewide Family Network Grants_ February 2014

If your organization is a current or formerly funded SFN and would like your data included in this report, you can complete the survey by cutting and pasting the link below into your search engine.



Leadership Camp for Family & Youth Run Organization Leaders!

FREDLA will be presenting a Pre-Institute Leadership Camp for leaders of family & youth run
organizations at the upcoming Georgetown Training Institutes. For more information or to
register, visit:

The Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association, FREDLA, is a dynamic, new organization created by a group of Executive Directors of Family-Run Organizations (FRO) in the field of children’s mental health.  A Family-Run Organization supports families whose children and/or youth experience mental, emotional, and/or behavioral health challenges.  FREDLA will not be a direct service provider to these families, youth and children; instead, FREDLA will serve as a professional association to support those in leadership roles of the Family-Run Organization’s.  With the health care environment in the country changing rapidly over the next several years placing new challenges upon Family-Run Organization Executive Directors, FREDLA will focus exclusively on the professional and leadership development of those who are in leadership roles of the Family-Run Organization’s, realizing that only strong leadership can ensure that these organizations will thrive.

FREDLA’s Mission: To empower and strengthen executive leaders of family-run organizations focused on the well-being of children and youth with mental health, emotional or behavioral challenges and their families.