For Immediate Release

Contact: Catherine Rothwell, Catherine@NationalRegister.org, 202-783-7663

joshhenryJune 4, 2014 (Washington, D.C.) – At its May 2014 meeting, the National Register Board of Directors elected Joshua P. Henry, JD, to a four-year term as the Public Representative of the Board beginning January 1, 2015.

On his election, Mr. Henry stated, “I have dedicated my life to the cause of servant-leadership, and accept this opportunity with the humility such a life-purpose requires. I consider my volunteer work to be both vocational and avocational in nature, and find the mission and purpose of the National Register especially compelling. Access to mental health services concerns all persons in every walk of life. I have first-hand knowledge of the difficulties many persons, and especially youth, can have identifying and obtaining qualified, legitimate and professional help when it is most desperately needed.  The National Register provides a public service of critical importance and I look forward to working alongside my fellow Board members to deliver that message to others in ways that increase public awareness, access and support for qualified mental health care practitioners nationwide.”

Mr. Henry earned his JD from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2003. He is a Partner at Wells, Marble & Hurst, PLLC, where he specializes in complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on defense. He was peer-nominated a “Rising Star of the Mid-South” for Commercial Defense and Intellectual Property Litigation in Super Lawyers Magazine. He serves on the National Committee of the Boy Scouts of America and on an Advisory Committee to the Secretary of the State in Intellectual Property, Software and Technology. He is also a supporter and Professional Partner of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.

Sarah Shelton, PsyD, current member of the Board and Chair of the Nominating Committee, reflected on the decision-making process, “I was impressed by the talent, dedication, and enthusiasm demonstrated by so many of the applicants for these positions. Reviewing these applications underscored for me what a valuable resource and treasure the Register is. I am even more proud to be affiliated with an organization comprised of such accomplished individuals who are willing to serve in this capacity. The current Board Members are thrilled to be joined by our new Board Member Elects."

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