- Position :CEO / Co-Founder
David L. Avery is Co-owner, President & CEO of Commonwealth Mental Health & Wellness Center. As CEO of Commonwealth Mental Health for the past 9 years he has developed an acute awareness of the mental health and substance abuse issues that plagues our urban areas. He has served on multiple committees designed to resolve the Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues of our community. Mr. Avery has mentored numerous Clinicians in their preparation to become Licensed Mental Health Counselors. He has demonstrated a relentless commitment and passion in serving the needs of this community.
Mr. Avery was born in Lynn, MA, but spent the majority of his adulthood as a Boston Resident. In high school and college, he was a member of the football team. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with a Graduate Degree in School Adjustment Counseling from Cambridge College. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from California State University, Hayward. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in Philosophy for his work in the community.
Prior to entering the mental health field Mr. Avery served as a City Administrator in Boston, MA for 17 years.