Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Annual Business Meeting

  • May 22, 2019
  • 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 22, 2019   Monthly Meeting                         

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

Teleconference access 1-515-606-5183, enter  567518 

Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess


Introductions and sign-in sheet    Eric Harkness, President

Minutes of the previous meeting.  Read minutes draft.

9:150 a.m.  Annual Elections 

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

Board Nominations for 2019-2022: The committee nominates the following directors to renew their positions: Sherrie Vaughn, Colin Thomasset, and Jane Rhys.  New director nominations are Monica Kurz and Lewis Brown.

Officer Nominations for 2019-2020:  The committee nominates for Vice President - Mary Jones (2nd term) ; Treasurer - Colin Thomasset (1st full term). 

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – Next meeting is in June.

   Financial Report - Colin Thomasett

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Heather Elliott  

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Stuart Little and Amy Campbell provided legislative reports to the Council at the May 15 meeting.

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys and Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - Sean Gatewood

   Alliance for a Healthy Kansas - Invitation to "Break Down and Bounce Back Tour" Please RSVP now to join us for a recap of the 2019 legislative session and discussion of strategy for 2020, thoughtful conversations with like-minded friends and of course, PIZZA. (Dinner’s on us, so come hungry.) 

    Prairie Village 5/29 6-7:30 pm at Minsky's Pizza


     Salina 5/30 5:30-7 pm at Old Chicago


   Consumer Programs - Corinna West

10:20 a.m.  Lobbyist Report - Amy Campbell 

11:00 a.m.  KDADS Update - Gary Henault, KDADS

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn

2019 Schedule:

Mental Health Advocacy Day:  February 19, 2020

2019 KMHC Meetings: 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.  Jan 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov 27, Dec. 18  

Board Meetings:  12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 27, June 26, Sept. 25, Dec. 18)

Advocacy Committee Meetings:   January - March: Friday teleconferences, Meet after Coalition meetings: January 23, February 27, April 24,  May 22, August 28, October 23

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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