Subcommittees and Task Forces of the Governor's Behavioral Health Services Planning Council

Much of the work of the Kansas Council is done by citizen volunteers that are members of subcommittees established to report and make recommendations to the Council. The work of these subcommittees has been vital to recommendations of multiple legislative commissions, including the Mental Health Modernization and Reform Committee.

Through the Council, these Subcommittee recommendations are reported to the Secretary of KDADS. The Council may also form special task forces to make recommendations. 

Previous special task forces established under recommendation of the Secretary of KDADS included: 

 Currently, the Council receives updates and recommendations from the following subcommittees: 

  • Children’s – Sandra Berg, chair
  • Employment – Missy Bogart-Starkey, liaison
  • Evidence-Based Practices – Lori Libel & Rachel Erpelding, co-chairs
  • Housing & Homelessness – Simon Messmer, chair
  • Justice-Involved Youth & Adults  – Bill Persinger & Sherrie Vaughn, co-chairs
  • Kansas Citizens Committee on Alcohol & Drug Abuse – Sara Jackson, chair
  • Problem Gambling – Carol Spiker, liaison
  • Prevention – Callie Dyer, chair
  • Rural & Frontier – Audra Goldsmith, chair
  • Service Members, Veterans, and Families – Kathy Shepard, chair

 New subcommittees – representing the Aging population, Peers, and Tobacco Cessation – will begin convening in 2022.

 If you are interested in participating in one of the subcommittees, please contact [email protected] and she will forward your information to the subcommittee chair.

Subcommittee Annual Reports

2022 Reports

Title Type Size
Children's Subcommittee Annual Presentation pdf 367 KB Download
Childrens Subcommittee Annual Report 2022 pdf 900 KB Download
EBP Subcommittee Annual Report 2022 pdf 562 KB Download
Evidence-Based Practice Subcommittee Annual Presentation pdf 354 KB Download
Housing & Homelessness Subcommittee Annual Report 2022 pdf 282 KB Download
JIYA Subcommittee Annual Report 2022 pdf 230 KB Download
KCC Subcommittee Annual Report 2022 pdf 595 KB Download
Prevention Subcommittee Annual Presentation pdf 403 KB Download
Prevention Subcommittee Annual Report 2022 pdf 244 KB Download
Problem Gambling Subcommittee Annual Report 2022 pdf 566 KB Download
Rural & Frontier Subcommittee Annual Report 2022 pdf 384 KB Download
Rural and Frontier Subcommittee Annual Presentation pdf 1400 KB Download
Service Member, Veterans, and Family Members Subcommittee Annual Presentation pdf 596 KB Download
SMVF Subcommittee Annual Report 2022 pdf 135 KB Download
Tobacco Subcommittee Charter Document pdf 114 KB Download

2021 Reports

2020 Reports

2019 Reports

2018 Reports

2017 Reports

2016 Reports

2015 Reports

2014 Reports

2013 Reports