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Senior Leadership

Executive Leadership Team for Johnson County Mental Health Center

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
  • ​Susan Rome - Deputy Director
  • Tanner Fortney, Director - Operations
  • Liz Worth, Clinical Director - Adult Services
  • Janie Yannacito, Clinical Director - Children and Family Services
  • Deb Stidham, Clinical Director - Addiction Services
  • Rob MacDougall, Clinical Director - Emergency Services
  • Shana Burgess, Director - Prevention and Community Relations
  • Peggy Shear-Martin, Director - Health Integration Services
  • Olesya Kleyn, Director - Medical Services
  • Dr. Sobia Shaffie - Chief Medical Officer
  • Debbi Naster - Executive Assistant

Our Locations

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Administration / Mission Office
6000 Lamar, Suite 130
Mission Kansas 66202



Adolescent Center for Treatment
Admission & Check-in
6440 Nieman Road
Shawnee, Kansas 66203

Treatment Facility
11120 W. 65th Street
Shawnee, Kansas 66203


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Adult Detoxification Unit
11120 W. 65th Street
Shawnee, Kansas 66203


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Shawnee Office
6440 Nieman Road
Shawnee, Kansas 66203


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Olathe Office 
1125 W. Spruce St.
Olathe, Kansas 66061

Fax:  913-782-1186



Mission and Vision


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


To Be a Higher Performing Organization By: 

  • Strengthening Our Financial Position
  • Advancing Quality Care with a Unified and Integrated Approach
  • Enhancing Client Satisfaction and Engagement
  • Building Stronger Community Partnerships
  • Capitalizing on Technology
  • Maximizing Data and Information
  • Improving Staff Satisfaction and Appreciation

Our Strategic Plan 

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.


Building Blocks for Anti-Racism

Johnson County Mental Health Center has an organizational commitment to anti-racism. These are the building blocks for carrying out that commitment.

One: Staff-Driven Toolkit

Employees from across JCMHC contributed resources for a toolkit to create a better understanding of the impacts of racism on the Black community and how to talk with co-workers, clients and community members. This toolkit has been shared with all employees.

Two: Connection & Reflection

JCMHC is offering opportunities for employees to practice effective dialogue on topics related to organizational change and anti-racism. These gatherings are bi-weekly and feature a learning opportunity and breakout sessions. These conversations are primers for the other building blocks.

Three: Facilitated Focus Groups

JCMHC is in the process of hiring an outside consultant to lead small group conversations. These focus groups will provide in-depth and practical insights on organizational improvements.

Four: Action Planning for Long-Term Change

Staff members will take the feedback received from the other building blocks to identify short-term and long-term priorities. Individuals and groups will work on implementing these goals for sustained, long-term improvements on behalf of staff, clients and the community.

Five: Lead the Way

The Executive Leadership Team commits to leading the way for county departments in the recommendation and implementation of county-wide policies that reflect the priorities that emerge from these building blocks.

The primary focus of these building blocks is how racism is experienced by the Black community and how our staff and organization can be anti-racist. The outcomes and organizational change created by this framework will provide a foundation for long-term change regarding diversity, equity and inclusion in all its forms. This is the beginning, not the end.

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Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members:

  • Gordon Docking
  • Becky Fast
  • Erin George, Co-Chair
  • Nancy Ingram
  • Michele Lockwood
  • Michael L. Seitz
  • Fabian Shepard
  • Justin Shepherd
  • Robert Sullivan
  • Anne Timmons, Secretary
  • B. Scott Tschudy
  • Mike Walrod, Chair
  • Judge Robert Wonnell

The Advisory Board meets on the:

4th Monday of every other month beginning January 25, 2021
at 1125 W. Spruce St.
at 5:30 pm

To read the minutes from each meeting, please click the date.

For archived meeting minutes, please click here to request.

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.
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