Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • May 28, 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 11:29 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 28, 2014   ANNUAL MEETING   Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS

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Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess

9:00 a.m.

Introductions and sign-in sheet            David Wiebe, President

Financial Report     See Report.      JoLana Pinon, Treasurer

Minutes of the previous meetingPrint PDF.

Annual Elections (requires majority vote)

Officers –

        2012-2014  President – David Wiebe (1st term)

        2013-2015  Vice President – Rick Cagan (2nd term)           

2012-2014  Secretary - Eric Harkness (1st term)

        2013-2015  Treasurer – JoLana Pinon (2nd term)

Board Members – (17 members/25 positions)
    (2011-2014)        (2012-2015)                  (2013-2016) 

    Gerald Snell        JoLana Pinon                 Rick Cagan
    Tom Pletcher      Susan Crain Lewis          Roy Menninger
    Danette Tipton    Sky Westerlund              Glea Ashley
    Jane Adams        Stephen Feinstein           Walt Hill

    Eric Harkness      Carol Manning                David Wiebe

    Glen Yancey        Bob Chase 

Nominations and Election of Board Members  /  Open Nominations from the floor:

Rick Cagan, Roy Menninger, Glea Ashley, Walt Hill, David Wiebe

Nominations and Election of Officers  / Open Nominations from the floor:

The Nominations Committee offers the following nominations to fill vacancies in the KMHC Board of Directors:
    1. To fill terms expiring in 2014:

             Gerald Snell
             Jane Adams
             Eric Harkness
             Glen Yancey
    2.  To fill vacant positions:
              Kyle Kessler
              SallyAnne Schneider
The Nominations Committee offers the following nominations to serve a second term as officers of the Board of Directors:
         David Wiebe, President
         Eric Harkness, Secretary

The Nominations Committee notes that eight Board slots remain open and offers no further nominations at this time.

Stephen Feinstein, Chair

Board of Directors Report – Next meeting July 23 at noon

9:25 a.m. Reports

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network -    Rick Cagan / Sue Lewis

Hospital and Home – David Wiebe and Amy Campbell

Medicaid Access Coalition – Amy Campbell

Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council –Wes Cole        

Children's Mental Health Awareness Month Presentations.

GBHSPC Subcommittees

   Mental Health and Aging Coalition – Eric Harkness

Children’s Issues – 1. Concerns about medication use in KanCare.   2. SAMHSA Block Grant requirement for early intervention.

9:55 a.m. Report - Amy Campbell, Lobbyist 

            Legislators retiring.

            Changes at KDADS / Administration.

            2014 Session wrap-up.

10:15 a.m. Guest Topic:  Mental Health, Incarceration, and Veterans - Jim Brann, Advocate

            See attachments:       Click on the title.    

May 2014 Mental Health Incarceration and Veterans Presentations

May 2014 Heartland and US Mental Illness, Incarceration and Veterans Powerpoint

May 2014 – 2015 Mental Illness and Criminal Justice System Draft Legislation

11:00 a.m. KDADS Update - Gina Meier-Hummel, KDADS Commissioner

11:25 a.m. Announcements:

11:30 a.m. Adjourn

2014 KMHC Meetings: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Jan 22, Feb. 26, Mar. 26, April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, Aug 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov 19, Dec. 17     Board: 12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 26, July 23, Sept 24, Dec 17)

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: 785-234-9718, campbell525@sbcglobal.net

David Wiebe, President

5608 Cherokee Circle, Fairway, KS 66205

http://kansasmentalhealthcoalition.onefireplace.com                         913-645-6175; dwiebe@kc.rr.com

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

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