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: 

Subcommittee Chair Email Liaison Meeting Schedule
Children's Subcommittee Sandra Berg[email protected] Gary Henault;
Linda Buchheister
2nd Friday of every 2nd month 10-2
Employment Subcommittee   Melissa Bogart Starkey On Hiatus
Evidence-Based Practices Subcommittee Lori Libel
Rachel Erpelding
Ruby Johnson
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Tara Jo Latham 3rd Tuesday of each month 8:30-10
Housing & Homelessness Subcommittee Matthew Faulk[email protected] Jonathan Pendergrass 3rd Friday of every other month 9:30-11:30
Justice Involved Youth & Adults Subcommittee Sherrie Vaugn
Brandi Lane
[email protected]
[email protected]
Charles Bartlett 1st Tuesday of each month 1-3
Kansas Citizens' Committee on Alcohol and Other Drugs Sara Jackson
Stacy Conner
[email protected]
[email protected]
Ronna Chamberlain 2nd Wednesday of each month 9-10:30
Peer Subcommittee John Agnew
Darla Carra-Denton
[email protected]
[email protected] 
3rd Tuesday of every month, 12-1:30
Problem Gambling Brian Rixon
Stephenie Roberts
[email protected]
[email protected]   
Carol Spiker 1st Monday of every month 12-1
Prevention Subcommittee Callie Dyer[email protected] Stephanie Rhinehart 1st Thursday of every month 10-12
Rural & Frontier Subcommittee Audra Goldsmith
Monica Kurz
Ian Brown
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Charles Bartlett 4th Thursday of every 2 months 9-12
Service Members, Veterans, and Family Members Subcommittee

Kathy Shepard
Janelle Stang

[email protected]
[email protected]

Laura Brake 2nd Monday of every month 10-12
Tobacco Subcommittee  Daniel Craig[email protected]  Jamie Wallen 1st Thursday of every month 2-3

 A new subcommittee representing the Aging population will begin convening in 2023.

 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

EBP Subcommittee Annual Report 2022

Jan 11, 2023, 15:25 PM by Diana Marsh
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2021 Reports

2020 Reports

2019 Reports

2018 Reports

2017 Reports

2016 Reports

2015 Reports

2014 Reports

2013 Reports