Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services and CEO, Dr. Sandra Braham proudly announce Rahul N. Mehra, M.D. as the 2018 recipient of the M.A. Bernstein Behavioral Health Award


Each year, the Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services (Gulf Coast JFCS) honors individual champions for advancements in Behavioral Health Services in the State of Florida.  Previous recipients have included Representative Kathleen Peters and Bob Dillinger, Public Defender – Pinellas and Pasco Counties.

This year’s honoree, Dr. Rahul N. Mehra, is dedicated to destigmatizing, raising awareness, and improving access for children and adults who are dealing with stressful life situations.

At the helm of MehraVista Health since 2007, Dr. Mehra is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist by training.  As a nationally recognized performance physician over the last thirty years, Dr. Mehra confidentially advises Major League Baseball, political leaders, physicians, C-Suite executives, judges and lawyers on a variety of matters.

Dr. Mehra’s true passion is the emotional well-being of children. He has worked and volunteered both in the local and statewide foster care system.  He has received numerous awards for his tireless efforts. Dr. Mehra’s enduring commitment to the value of employee assistance programs and customized K-12 school prevention services has driven MehraVista Health to tremendous success in mitigating the effects of poor emotional health.

The award will be presented on Saturday, March 24 6:30 pm at the Gulf Coast JFCS Annual Golf Like A Rock Star event located at TopGolf in Tampa, Florida. The event is a high energy, interactive golf event. Guests can play golf, enjoy food, bid on exciting prizes and know they are also supporting our work to protect vulnerable children, adults, and seniors.

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Gulf Coast JFCS serves the community through direct services and public/private partnerships. We provide children, individuals and families in need with support to ensure their safety, economic stability, and well-being in the Tampa Bay area and other locations throughout Florida. Our services improve the lives of those who are elderly, disabled, Holocaust survivors, refugees and individuals with behavioral health needs. Annually we serve more than 30,000 Floridians.