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   On Hiatus
Evidence-Based Practices Subcommittee Lori Libel
Rachel Erpelding
[email protected]
[email protected]
Shaun Dierker (interim)3rd Tuesday of each month 8:30-10
Housing & Homelessness Subcommittee Matthew Faulk[email protected] Ashley Arganbright; 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 Stacy Conner[email protected] Paul Hunt2nd Wednesday of each month 9-10:30 (Virtual-only even months; hybrid odd months)
Peer Subcommittee John Agnew
Nick Casarona
[email protected]
 [email protected]
 3rd Tuesday of every month, 12-1:30 (Teams)
Problem Gambling Brian Rixon
Stephenie Roberts
[email protected]
[email protected]   
Ronna Corliss1st Monday of every month 12-1
Prevention Subcommittee

Callie Dyer
Aonya Barnett 

[email protected]
[email protected]
Stephanie Rhinehart 2nd Thursday of every month 9-10:30 (Zoom)
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]  Vacant1st 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


Title Type Size
2023 Children's Annual Presentation pptx 2083 KB Download
2023 Children's Subcommittee Annual Report pdf 634 KB Download
2023 EBP Annual Presentation pptx 2946 KB Download
2023 EBP Subcommittee Annual Report pdf 322 KB Download
2023 Housing & Homelessness Annual Presentation pptx 4734 KB Download
2023 Housing & Homelessness Subcommittee Final Annual Report pdf 376 KB Download
2023 JIYA Subcommittee Annual Report pdf 274 KB Download
2023 KCC Subcommittee Annual Report pdf 265 KB Download
2023 Peer Support Annual Presentation pptx 340 KB Download
2023 Peer Support Subcommittee Annual Report pdf 211 KB Download
2023 Prevention Annual Presentation pptx 9874 KB Download
2023 Prevention Subcommittee Annual Report pdf 343 KB Download
2023 Problem Gambling Annual Presentation pptx 2077 KB Download
2023 Problem Gambling Subcommittee Annual Report pdf 251 KB Download
2023 Rural Frontier Subcommittee Annual Report pdf 275 KB Download
2023 Rural & Frontier Annual Presentation pptx 24428 KB Download
2023 SMVF Annual Presentation pptx 48421 KB Download
2023 SMVF Subcommittee Annual Report pdf 1488 KB Download
2023 Tobacco Annual Presentation pptx 929 KB Download
2023 Tobacco Subcommittee Annual Report pdf 235 KB Download

2022 Reports

Rural and Frontier Subcommittee Annual Presentation

Jan 11, 2023, 15:36 PM by Diana Marsh
Download (pdf) 1400 KB

2021 Reports

2020 Reports

2019 Reports

2018 Reports

2017 Reports

2016 Reports

2015 Reports

2014 Reports

2013 Reports