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Mental Health Task Force

The mental health task force exists to assess mental health services and related resources available to assist the City of Overland Park to address mental health needs, paying careful attention to the particular experiences and needs of diverse groups within the population.

The task force will make recommendations for:

  • Education
  • Outreach
  • Mental health awareness
  • Promotion of services
  • Resources for support
  • Policies and practices related to the mental health needs of the community.

Resources

Meeting Schedule

5:30 p.m.
Generally held on the last Thursday of the month

Chair

Council Member Chris Newlin
913-895-6565
chris.newlin@opkansas.org

Staff Liaison

Police Chief Frank Donchez
913-327-6935
frank.donchez@opkansas.org

Members

  • Chair: Council Member Chris Newlin
  • Vice Chair: Tom Herzog, Business Community Advocate
  • Jan Marrs, Community Advocate
  • Anne Timmons, Community Advocate
  • Tom Cranshaw, Business Community Advocate
  • Melissa Hillman, J.D.
  • Becky Gernon, M.D.
  • Greg Nawalanic, Psy.D., LP
  • Sara Schlagel, LSCSW
  • Kathleen L. Sloan, Johnson County District Court Judge
  • Jeffery Boss, Johnson County MED-ACT Battalion Chief
  • Tim DeWeese, Johnson County Mental Health Center Director

Members of the City Manager’s Office, Overland Park Fire Department, and Overland Park Police Department serve as ex-oficio members on the mental health task force.

Upcoming Meetings

Select a meeting or visit the agenda portal to see agendas for upcoming meetings.
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Mental Health Task Force

When

June 23, 2020
5:30 pm

Location

City Hall

Mental Health Task Force

When

July 30, 2020
5:30 pm

Location

City Hall

Mental Health Task Force

When

August 27, 2020
5:30 pm

Location

City Hall