Staff & Leadership

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

Tim DeWeese

Director 

Johnson County Mental Health Center offers a wide range of mental health and substance abuse services to residents. The Mental Health Center serves as a safety net for individuals with the most severe forms of mental illness, as well as those who are unable to afford or access care elsewhere in the community. 

Like physical illnesses, mental illness shows itself in a variety of ways. Depending on the situation’s seriousness, a variety of treatment options are available. We provide services throughout the county with highly trained and compassionate professionals.

Susan Rome

Susan Rome

Deputy Director

Tanner Fortney

Tanner Fortney

Director - Operations

Liz Woth

Liz Worth

Clinical Director - Adult Services

Janie Yannacito

Janie Yannacito

Clinical Director - Children and Family Services

Deb Stidham

Deb Stidham

Clinical Director - Addiction Services 

Rob MacDougall

Rob MacDougall

Clinical Director - Emergency Services

Shana Burgess

Shana Burgess

Director - Prevention and Community Relations

Peggy Shear-Martin

Peggy Shear-Martin

Director - Health Integration Services

Olesya Kleyn

Olesya Kleyn

Director - Medical Services

Dr. Sobia Shaffie

Dr. Sobia Shaffie

Chief Medical Officer

Debbi Naster

Executive Assistant