Hempstead Town Honors Dr. Maria Munoz Kantha at Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Posted: 11/11/2014

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray (2nd left) was joined by Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby (right) and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad (left) as Dr. Maria Munoz Kantha (2nd right) was presented with the Town of Hempstead’s 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Award.  Dr. Munoz Kantha is currently the CEO of the Hispanic Counseling Center in Hempstead, a multi-service agency which provides the community with bilingual treatment and prevention services in the areas of mental health, alcoholism, substance abuse, and youth and family services.  Throughout  her incredible career, Dr. Munoz Kantha, has organized development and welfare programs for children, volunteered her time as a mental health provider for the American Red Cross andtraveled abroad to offer counseling services to hurricane victims in her native Puerto Rico. A motivational speaker, human rights advocate and mental health consultant, Dr. Munoz Kantha dedicates herself to preventing child abuse.