National Association of Professional Women Announces B. Kay Bontrager, Owner / Therapist at Recovery Connections of Michiana, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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B. Kay Bontrager is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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My focus has always been on prevention rather than band-aid medical treatment.

NAPW honors B. Kay Bontrager, Owner / Therapist at Recovery Connections of Michiana, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Bontrager is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in the field of Mental Health. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

B. Kay Bontrager was a Registered Nurse who decided that she was more suited to helping people suffering from emotional and psychological disorders with a holistic approach, rather than a conventional one. Once she made her decision, Ms. Bontrager attended Grace Theological Seminary and became a Certified Addictions Counselor. In 2001 she received her Master's degree in Counseling and began working at Oaklawn Psychiatric Hospital as a Certified Addictions Counselor.

“My focus has always been on prevention rather than band-aid medical treatment,” said Ms. Bontrager. She has always been an educator and facilitator of change, first on health issues and then within the mental health field

Now retired from active nursing, Ms. Bontrager reflects back on her experiences and the many insights she gained that have helped give her the ability to diagnose and treat many conditions including chronic pain, diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

Awards & Accomplishments: M.A., Grace Theological Seminary, Pastoral Counseling; National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

NAPW's mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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