Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • May 26, 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Zoom link sent after RSVP


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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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9:30 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions     Mary Jones, President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read minutes

Annual Elections  -Nominations are welcome from the floor in addition to those from the nominations committee.  There were no additional nominations.

Board Nominations for 2021-2024: The committee nominates the following directors to renew their positions: Bob Chase, Sue Lewis and Mary Jones and accepts resignation of Dave Ranney

Officers:  The committee nominates Shereen Ellis for her first full term as vice president.  

9:45 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors - next meeting in June

   Financial Report Amy Campbell - We need your dues paid in order to keep our organization operational.  Please log in to the website to renew membership.       

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - 

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole, Chair

   Big Tent Coalition - Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - Sean Gatewoo

   Consumer Programs - Matt Spezia, P3

   Parity Committee - Amy Campbell - please respond to survey

10:00 a.m.   KDADS Update - Andy Brown, Behavioral Health Commissioner 

10:30 a.m.   Lobbyist Report     Amy Campbell

CCBHCs Enactment

988 - Pursue legislation in 2022 - startup money provided


American Rescue Plan Act Funding - process to distribute federal funds

11:00 a.m.  Agency Update:  Sarah Fertig, Medicaid Director

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn

2021 Schedule:  Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24, Apr 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, Sept 22, Oct 27, Nov 17, Dec 15

Mental Health Advocacy Day - Virtual Event:  February 17 - 24, 2021

Board Meetings: 12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 24, June 23, Sept. 22, Dec. 15)

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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