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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 5:30 pm. 
Meeting Dates for 2016 are  August 22nd, September 26th, October 24th, November 28th, December-No Meeting. 
Location: Olathe office, 1125 W. Spruce St.

June 27th, 2016 - Coming Soon

May 23rd, 2016 - Minutes

April 25th, 2016 - Minutes

March 28th, 2016 - Minutes

February 22nd, 2016 - Minutes

January 25th, 2016 - Minutes

November 16, 2015 - Minutes

October 19, 2015 - Minutes

September 21, 2015 - Minutes

August 17th, 2015 - Minutes

July 20th, 2015 - Minutes

June 15th, 2015 - Minutes

May 18th, 2015 - Minutes

April 27th, 2015 -  Minutes

 

Persons who may need assistance, the use of a sign language or oral interpreter, or who require special accommodations, should contact (913) 826-4200, at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting.

Our Vision

Our Vision

"Placing the needs of our clients first, we are committed to building a healthy community through excellence in mental health care."

Our Mission

The Mission of Johnson County Mental Health Center is to improve the quality of life for Johnson County residents by providing comprehensive mental health services that are:

  • Of the highest possible quality
  • Driven by the needs of the person served
  • Provided in the least intrusive manner
  • Easily accessible to all residents
  • Provided in collaboration with community partners
  • Accountable to our community and the public trust through the efficient and effective use of resources

Our Strategic Goals

  • Improve the overall health status of the people we serve.
  • Assist individuals we serve to attain a meaningful role in our community.
  • To be trusted stewards of public dollars by being a transparent and accountable healthcare organization.

Who We Serve

We serve Johnson County residents living with a mental illness, including adults with a serious mental illness, children with a serious emotional disturbance, as well as individuals with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. Additionally, services will be provided to those individuals who are experiencing acute psychological distress that may result in an intensive level of service, such as, hospitalization.

Johnson County Mental Health Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age or disability status in employment or the provision of services.

 

Senior Management

Agency Leadership

Johnson County Mental Health Center began operation in 1962 providing outpatient services in one location. Today, mental health services are provided in five separate facilities located throughout the county. Johnson County Mental Health Center operates under the auspices of Johnson County Government and its operations are overseen by the Board of County Commissioners.  The mental health center is licensed by the State of Kansas as a Community Mental Health Center and its day to day operations are conducted by a Senior Management Team that reports to the Assistant County Manager and over seen by a 13-member Advisory Board appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.

Center Management Team

  • Tim DeWeese -  Director
  • Tanner Fortney, Director - Operations
  • Susan Rome, Clinical Director - Adult Services
  • Janie Yannacito, Clinical Director - Children and Family Services
  • Deb Stidham, Clinical Director - Addiction Services
  • Susan Rome, Interim Clinical Director - Emergency Services
  • Shana Burgess, Director - Prevention and Community Relations
  • Cassie Jones,  Director - Medical Services
  • Dr. Pranahitha Reddy - Chief Medical Officer
  • Donna Berry - Executive Assistant

Strategic Reports

In order to achieve higher performance as an agency we need formulate a plan of action, for the next three years, to meet the goals of restoring the Mental Health Center’s financial stability, as well as, reestablishing the Center as a leader in providing state of the art behavioral health services to Johnson County.

To that end in April , 2015 we engaged TeamTech to facilitate a three phase approach over the next 18 months that will result in a strategic plan that is consistent with our vision, culture and embraces our Pillars of Performance.

Phase One: Listening and Learning:

Phase 1 will focus on launching the Steering Committee so they are in a position to guide the Strategic Planning Process. We envision two 3-hour Steering Committee meetings that would result in the following outcomes:

  • Understanding the strategic planning process
  • Developing a framework for what the Steering Committee would hope to learn from the Focus Groups and then finalizing the Focus Group process at the second meeting
  • Scheduling the Focus Group sessions

Phase Two: Strategic Thinking and Planning:

Phase 2 will consist of a Steering Committee 1-1/2 day strategic planning retreat facilitated by TeamTech with the following outcomes:

  • Develop a practical vision (“When you can see it, you can achieve it”) around the images of “serving as a gateway” and “utilizing partners.”
  • Delineate the blocks that need to be removed in order for the center to reach its practical vision
  • Identify strategies needed to close the gap between the vision and where the center is today that include but are not limited to:
    • creating and enhancing an organizational culture that empowers people and builds a high(er) performing organization and
    • improving internal processes to realize efficiencies and improve quality of care to our community

Phase Three: Detailed Implementation Action:

Phase 3 will consist of TeamTech facilitating a process for moving strategies and broad actions into detailed implementation through a quarterly process that involves those individuals whose time and energy is needed to move the strategies and broad actions from the Strategic Plan into implementable action steps.

 

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