Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Annual Business Meeting

  • May 25, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS


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Kansas Mental Health Coalition

Speaking with one voice to meet critical needs of people with mental illness.


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May 25, 2016   Monthly Meeting                         

Valeo Behavioral Health Center - 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS - Basement Conference Room 

(teleconference access 1-877-278-8686, enter  982797 use codes: *7 mute / *9 unmute)   

Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess

9:00 a.m.

Introductions and sign-in sheet           Susan Lewis, President

Financial Report           Andy Brown, Treasurer

Please renew your membership at KMHC website - the site will generate an invoice to pay by check.  Contact Amy if you have questions.

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read Minutes

9:45 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors -  Will meet in June.

  Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network -    Eric Harkness, Chair - Committee meets immediately following the Coalition meeting.

    Kansas Health Foundation Grant application

   Mental Health and Aging Coalition -  If someone would like to attend either in person or virtually, they should send their name and contact information, including email, to courtneyminter@carehavenhomes.com  

    Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

10:00 a.m.  Annual Elections

Current Officers and Board

2014-2016  President – Sue Lewis (completing partial term)

2015-2017  Vice President – Eric Harkness (1st term)  

2014-2016  Secretary - Mark Wiebe (completing partial term)

2015-2017  Treasurer – Andy Brown (1st term)




Andy Brown

Jane Adams

Glen Yancey

Susan Crain Lewis

Rick Cagan

SallyAnne Schneider

Sky Westerlund

Walt Hill

Kyle Kessler

Carol Manning

Mark Wiebe (one year partial term)

Stephen Feinstein

Bob Chase

Eric Harkness

David Elsbury


Board of Directors:   Patrick Yancey, Bill Persinger, Jane Adams, Rick Cagan, Walt Hill


Officers:        President – Susan Lewis

10:30 a.m. Legislative Update

Mental Health Medication Advisory Committee – May 10, 2016

SB 249 - Budget signed by Governor.  Additional allotments by the Governor will reduce Medicaid reimbursements.

State Hospitals Privatization and Recertification

 Adult Continuum of Care Committee - new committee will begin meeting in June to build on the initial recommendations.

SB 323 Jason Flatt Act - Suicide Prevention

SB 341 Step Therapy for Medicaid Medications

SB 447 Tax Checkoff for Behavioral Health Programs

Other KDADS issues and legislation - SB 460, SB 422, SB 446, SB 449.

SB 367 Juvenile Justice Reform

HB 2018 Medication for Binge Eating Disorder

HB 2534 Seclusion and Restraint Legislation

10:45 a.m.  Update from Nikki Gilliland, Kansas Dept. for Aging and Disability Services

Agency updates, including 4% budget cuts

11:25 a.m. Announcements

11:30 a.m. Adjourn

For more information, contact: Kansas Mental Health Coalition

c/o Amy A. Campbell, Lobbyist, P.O. Box 4103, Topeka, KS 66604

785-969-1617, fax: 785-271-8143  campbell525@sbcglobal.net

(c) Kansas Mental Health Coalition, P.O. Box 4744, Topeka, KS  66604  785-969-1617

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