Board of Directors

The Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mental Health Board of Directors is a working board! It is difficult to estimate an exact time commitment, but it can be considerable. Attendance at Quarterly Board meetings is required. In addition Board members are expected and encouraged to serve on other committees, make and report contacts with consumers, make presentations at CRO’s and other consumer organizations attend and help with Recovery Conference including preparation and take down. As such it is important for Board members to have or be willing to obtain leadership and communication skills. To this end all board members are required to complete the Leadership for Empowerment Training Academy within one year of being elected. Most meetings are held on week days, so availability at these times is necessary! Finally Board Members should be accessible by phone and email and able to provide their own transportation to Board Meetings and other activities. If you can make these commitments then we encourage you to download, complete and return an application below:

Application for Kansas CAC Board of Directors

Vacant Positions may be appointed by Board of Directors approval.

Current Board of Directors

Pam Vandegriffe
Region 1 Representative
Pam Vandegriffe
Email: pvandegriffeatyahoodotcom
Counties Represented: Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Graham, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, Wallace and Wells
 Region 2 Representative
Counties Represented: Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Jewell, Lincoln, Marshall, Mitchell, Ottawa, Patowatomie, Republic, Riley, Saline and Washington
 Region 3 Representative
Kathy Washington
Email: kathywashingtonathomeatyahoodotcom
 Counties Represented: Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Nemaha, Shawnee and Wyandotte
 Region 4 Representative
 Counties Represented: Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kiowa, Lane, Meade, Morton, Scott, Seward, Stanton, Stevens and Wichita
Carol Hewitt
 Region 5 Representative
Carol Hewitt (President)
Email: CaroldotHewittatesswichitadotorg
 Counties Represented: Barber, Barton, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Marion, McPherson, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Sedgwick, Stafford and Sumner
 Region 6 Representative
Sandy DeWitt (Secretary)
Email: sjdewitt52atgmaildotcom
Counties Represented: Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Cowley, Crawford, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Lyon, Miami, Montgomery, Morris, Neosho, Osage, Wabaunsee and Woodson
 Urban CRO Representative
CROs Represented: Caring Place, Project Independence, S.I.D.E., Sunshine Connection, Recovery and Hope Network (RAHN), Caring Place, CROs Nest, and Morning Star
 Rural CRO Representative
Shonna Reeser (Vice President)
Email: shonna770atgmaildotcom
CROs Represented: P.S. Club Inc., Dodge City Peaceful Tribe Inc., High Plains Independence Inc., Journey to Recovery, Nuts & Bolts Inc. and Wings Upon the Prairie 
Peer Provider Representative
Representative for Certified Peer Specialists
Dual Diagnosis Representative
Diane Hazen (Treasurer)
Email: doggiemomx3atgmaildotcom
Representative for Consumers with a Dual Diagnosis (Substance Use and Mental Health)
 Emerging Leaders of Tomorrow Representative:
Katie Bunting
 Email: katiedotanne33atyahoodotcom
Representative for Young Adults