ABOVE: Gil Young Jo with Venture House Executive Director Juliet Douglas.
Venture House, Inc. announced the appointment of Gil Young Jo as Treasurer of the Board of Directors.
The non-profit organization, with locations in Queens and Staten Island, helps individuals diagnosed with mental illness lead meaningful lives as productive members of the community.
Based on the Clubhouse Model developed over 60 years ago, members work side-by-side with staff in the organization, which includes clerical work, data entry, food service, cleaning, research and other tasks necessary to maintain a supportive and professional atmosphere.
Jo has extensive work experience with some of the world largest law firms, investment banks and Fortune 500 companies. He will work on strategic initiatives and plans to leverage his industry knowledge and business contacts to take Venture House to the next level as one of the city’s most successful human health service providers.
“Mental illness is a health condition that is too often incorrectly characterized with people on the fringes of society,” said Jo. “This is a condition that affects more people than we would like to admit. The first step is diagnosis, the second step is treatment.
“A vital part of treatment is one’s surrounding environment, and I am very impressed with the dedication shown by both the board and staff members to always ensure a caring and nurturing place for people to heal,” he added.