Mental Health Advisory Committee

The Mental Health Advisory Committee exists to

  • Advise the Public Safety Committee and City Council on issues of mental health in the community
  • Make recommendations or create educational and informational resources regarding mental health
  • Identify and increase mental health awareness and prevention resources related to mental health issues
  • Develop additional mental health initiatives
  • Support and promote existing and new initiatives through cooperation with the County and other agencies in the region
  • Conduct periodic meetings with the Public Safety Committee for the purpose of evaluating opportunities to improve communication and transparency.

Committee Members

  • Anne Timmons, Community Advocate
  • Melissa Hillman, J.D.
  • Greg Nawalanic, Psy.D., LP
  • Sara Schlagel, LSCSW
  • Tim DeWeese, Johnson County Mental Health Center Director
Meeting Schedule

6 p.m.
Generally held on the last Thursday of the month

Staff Liaison

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