Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • May 23, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Valeo Behavioral Health Center Basement Conference Room, 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 23, 2018   Annual Business Meeting                         

Valeo Behavioral Health Center, basement conference room, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS

Teleconference access 1-515-739-1285, enter  567518 

Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess


Introductions and sign-in sheet           Susan Lewis, President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read here.

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – Meet after June KMHC meeting.

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network Heather Elliott  

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

    MHMAC - Mental Health Medication Advisory Committee - May 8 Meeting Notes

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys and Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network

   Financial Report - Treasurer

10:00 a.m.  Lobbyist Report - Kansas Legislature

Special Guests: Senator Laura Kelly and Rep. Kathy Wolfe-Moore

10:50 a.m.  KDADS Report

11:10 a.m.  Annual Elections and Bylaws Amendment

The Board of Directors recommends amending Article VI, Section 2 as follows:  

Section 2 Number, Tenure and Qualifications.  The number of directors shall be no fewer than nine (9) and no more than fifteen (15)twenty-five (25)until changed by amendment of this bylaw.  Each director shall hold office for a  term of three (3) years.  Directors may serve consecutive terms. 

Annual Elections  -Nominations are welcome from the floor in addition to those from the nominations committee.

Board Nominations for 2018-2021:The committee nominates the following directors to renew their positions: Susan Crain Lewis, Mary Jones, and Bob Chase.  New director nominations include David Ranney and Sherrie Watkins-Alvey. 

Officer Nominations for 2018-2020:  The committee nominates for President - Eric Harkness; Secretary - Jane Rhys.  (If Harkness elected President, Mary Jones nominated for Vice President.)   

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn


2018 Schedule:

Mental Health Advocacy Day:  March 13, 2018

2018 KMHC Meetings: 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.  Jan 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug 22, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov 28, Dec. 12  

Board Meetings:  12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 28, June 27, Sept. 26, Dec. 12)

Advocacy Committee Meetings:   January - March: Friday teleconferences, Meet after Coalition meetings: January 24, February 28, April 25,  May 23, August 22, October 24


For more information, contact: Kansas Mental Health Coalition

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

785-969-1617    campbell525@sbcglobal.net

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

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