Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Annual Business Meeting

  • May 25, 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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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, 2022

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

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Minutes Draft

Annual Business Meeting and Elections

Financial Report - Amy Campbell

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

Board Nominations for 2022-2025:  Colin Thomasset, Sherrie Vaughn, Jane Rhys, Monica Kurz, Shereen Ellis to be renewed.  New Board Member nominations: Lori Barnes, public member, and Lisa Southern, CEO Compass Behavioral Health.

Officer Nominations for 2022-2024:  President Mary Jones - 2nd term, Vice President - Sherrie Vaughn - 1st term, Treasurer - Shereen Ellis, 1st term.  (Jane Rhys - Secretary continues to serve through 2023.)

9:35 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors - meet June 22 11:35 a.m.

   Advocacy Committee – Amy Campbell / Mary Jones

   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 / Nancy Jensen

   Parity Committee - Rick Cagan

   Suicide Prevention Coalition / 988 Crisis Line - Monica Kurz

10:00 a.m.   Program Update:  Rick Cagan, Tobacco Cessation Project 

10:30 a.m.   Agency Update:  Andy Brown, Behavioral Health Commissioner

11:00 a.m.   Lobbyist Report     Amy Campbell

Veto Session and Sine Die

988 Crisis Hotline Legislation - HB 2281 - Now House Sub for SB 19 (link)

Housing Legislation

Legislative Mega-Budget -  see spreadsheet

   Medicaid Reimbursement Increase

   CCBHC mini-grants

   Crisis Intervention Centers

   Suicide Prevention Funding

   State Hospital Improvements and Regional Beds

   Direct Care Worker Increases

   KanCare Contracts Extension / RFP Delay

Competency and Restoration Changes

Axe the Tax - Food Sales Tax Repeal 

SPARK Executive Committee and Advisory Panels - Distribution of Federal Recovery Funds

    Advisory Panel Recommendations to SPARK Exec: 4-18-22 (includes Health)  4-15-22

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn

2022 Schedule:   Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 30, April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, Nov 16, Dec 14

Board Meetings: 12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 30, June 22, Sept. 28, Dec. 14)

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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