Northwest Behavioral Health Service is a private, not-for-profit corporation, chartered in April 1992 by the
state of Florida and granted 501(c) 3 status by the internal Revenue Service. NBHS is state certified as a
mental agency and is licensed by the Department of Children and Families as a provider for substance abuse
It is the mission of NBHS to enhance the quality of life for children, adults and their families who are
experiencing mental health problems, social maladjustment, and other at risk behaviors. NBHS is committed to
providing a high quality of care and cost effective service that will enable individuals to live healthy,
productive and meaningful lives, and to effectively secure the needed resources to achieve individuals to live
healthy, productive and meaningful lives, and to effectively secure the needed resources to achieve a
coordinated system of care.
Ken Amaro started his journalism career at First Coast News (then knows as 12 News) in 1979. During his first
decade, he received numerous awards including the Florida News Maker, Associated Press, and Florida Medical
In 1980, Ken graduated from Jones College with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Management. He has since earned
two academic certificates from The Poynter Institute and in 2000 became a graduate of the FBI's Citizens'
In 1989, Ken was promoted to the On Your Side Consumer Reporter position, which he has held to this day. During
this tenure he has reported on scams, swindles and rip-offs, and assisted viewers with problem solving. His
slogan is " Don't get mad, Just say I'm Telling Ken."
He has been nominated for three Florida Emmy Awards, winning two. He has also won a National Gabriel Award, and
in 1998 was named Consumer Advocate of the Year.
He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Degree from his Alma Mater, Jones College.
Ken was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is married and the father of four daughters.
You can e-mail Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org