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Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD, associate professor and co-director of the First Episode Psychosis Program at Harborview, was recently awarded the Washington State Hero Award by the Washington Council for Behavioral Health at their annual conference in Kennewick, Washington. She was nominated and selected for this prestigious award for her translational work toward implementing and sustaining evidence-based and recovery-oriented practices for individuals experiencing serious mental illness across Washington State over the past 12 years, including Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs, and more recently spearheading efforts to disseminate and implement evidence-based interventions for individuals and families experiencing early psychosis. These include the New Journeys coordinated specialty care teams and formative work toward developing a Family Bridger program focused on assisting and supporting families and caregivers who have loved ones wh! o have experienced early psychosis both during hospitalization and while transitioning to care in the community.