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:
Vacant Positions may be appointed by Board of Directors approval.
Current Board of DirectorsRegion 1 Representative
Gina Anderson (Treasurer)
Counties Represented: Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Graham, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, Wallace and WellsRegion 2 Representative
Counties Represented: Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Jewell, Lincoln, Marshall, Mitchell, Ottawa, Patowatomie, Republic, Riley, Saline and WashingtonRegion 3 Representative Kathy Washington (Vice President) Email: kathywashingtonathomeyahoocom Counties Represented: Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Nemaha, Shawnee and Wyandotte Region 4 Representative VACANT Counties Represented: Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kiowa, Lane, Meade, Morton, Scott, Seward, Stanton, Stevens and Wichita Region 5 Representative Carol Hewitt (Past President) Email: CarolHewittesswichitaorg Counties Represented: Barber, Barton, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Marion, McPherson, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Sedgwick, Stafford and Sumner Region 6 Representative Sandy DeWitt (President) Email: sjdewitt52gmailcom 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 CROs Representative
CROs Represented: Caring Place, Journey to Recovery, Project Independence, S.I.D.E., Sunshine Connection, Recovery and Hope Network (RAHN), Caring Place, CROs Nest, and Morning Star
Rural CROs RepresentativeMarsha Hicks (Secretary) – Picture coming soon! CROs Represented: P.S. Club Inc., Dodge City Peaceful Tribe Inc., High Plains Independence Inc., and Wings Upon the Prairie Peers as Providers Representative VACANT Representative for Certified Peer Specialists Dual Diagnosis Representative Abigail Underwood – picture coming soon! Representative for Consumers with a Dual Diagnosis (Substance Use and Mental Health) Emerging Leaders of Tomorrow Representative: VACANT Representative for Young Adults Native Communities Representative: VACANT Representative for Native Americans that live in a Tribal Community.