B E RT N ASH C E N T E R
2010 Annual Report 6 0 y ears of c om m u n i t y
“This history of the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center is the story of people who have cared deeply about helping others in their community. It is the story of the pioneering work of Bert Nash, in whose memory the Center was created, and his lifelong advocacy of the community’s role in supporting the mental health of its citizens. It is the story of the dedicated group of founders who oversaw the birth of a revolutionary idea, establishing the Bert Nash Clinic more than a decade in advance of the bold federal initiative to base mental health services in the community instead of in hospitals. It is the story of the efforts of a diverse collection of people in a multitude of roles, who have provided the stewardship essential to the Bert Nash Center’s evolution into a vital community agency.”
- S andra S haw, March 16, 2001
For many Kansans, 2010 was a challenging year. The effects of the recession have been widespread, including the loss of jobs, a reduction in state revenues and severe unemployment. The irony is that just when our services are most needed we are faced with severe budget cutbacks. Since 2007 we have experienced drastic reductions in our budget and in January 2010 we faced state funding cuts of more than $500,000. Despite the budget challenge, our main goal in 2010 was to continue to deliver a high level of service to our clients. We took some drastic steps in January; we eliminated positions and left some vacant, furloughed management staff, reduced benefits for the entire staff, and even eliminated coffee for staff. These steps have paid off. We have been able to rescind the wage cuts, access to medical services has been restored, and we broke even for the year. Through the generosity of local supporters we now have coffee in the break room. Every year brings transitions and 2010 was no exception. Judge Jean Shepherd retired from the juvenile court bench and Barbara Huppee retired from the Housing Authority. Most of all, the passing of Dr. Sandra Shaw, Bert Nash CEO for 22 years, was recognized by the entire community. Her inspiration and leadership will not be forgotten. I want to thank all of our volunteers, donors and community partners for their ongoing support, and our staff for their tremendous dedication and hard work. We look forward to serving the residents of Douglas County for the next 60 years, and building a future for the health of the community.
David E. Johnson, CEO
Stories of hope Relief after a lifetime of suffering: John*, a self-employed professional who lives in Lawrence, suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for more than 40 years. When he was eight years old, he experienced a traumatic event that triggered the onset of his illness. Before he was diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder, he hid his panic attacks from his family and friends, not understanding that his illness could be treated. “For a long time I covered up my illness by making excuses and lying to my family,” John stated. “It was a very difficult time.” John was referred to the Anxiety Disorders Clinic by Dr. Joe Douglas at Bert Nash. “At first I was very skeptical. Most of my previous treatment had been centered on talk therapy, and I didn’t understand how this would be different. I had also been very resistant to taking medication. Dr. Douglas told me the clinic used a new kind of therapy, exposure therapy, and it was very effective. He really encouraged me to try it.” In June 2009, John started treatment with the Anxiety Disorders Clinic and the founder of the program, Dr. Sandra Lawrence. After a year in the program, he is extremely pleased with his progress. He has participated in two Anxiety Disorders groups and meets weekly with Dr. Lawrence for one-on-one counseling.
“I am so thankful to Dr. Douglas, Dr. Lawrence, and the Center. I have never been so happy. The treatment has given me my life back.” The WRAP program (Working to Recognize Alternative Possibilities) in the Lawrence and Eudora schools continues to help families and children navigate life’s challenges. One Lawrence father can’t say enough about what the WRAP program has done for his son. His son has ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) and has benefitted from the WRAP program since he was in elementary school. His son is now 18 and a senior in high school. “The WRAP Program is a great resource in the school system. The WRAP counselor has been an advocate for our son, someone he turns to when he needs extra help.” The family has lived in Lawrence for the past several years. They moved back to Lawrence after a job opportunity took them to a large East Coast city for a few years. “We moved east when our son was in elementary school. The junior high he attended was a tough, urban school and did not have the additional supports found in the Lawrence school system. One of the big reasons we moved back to Lawrence was the school system, the WRAP program and the Bert Nash Center,” he stated.
“I would encourage any parent whose child has problems with ADHD, OCD or behavior problems to seek out help from the Bert Nash Center and the WRAP program at their school.” * Name has been changed
On July 5, 1950, the Bert Nash Clinic opened inside Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
During the first year of operation, its budget was $6,528. The clinic served 131 clients with a full-time psychiatric social worker and a psychiatrist and psychologist who worked one half-day a week.
In 1959, the clinic moved to the Jennie Watt house at 342 Mo. because it needed more space. (see photo)
a few Highlights from 2010 The Pioneer Celebration demonstrated the importance of our service with testimonials from many community partners. Visit â€œThe Bert Nash Centerâ€? on YouTube to see the highlights. The success of our anniversary celebration, the Nash Dash and Bash, demonstrated the strength of our community support. Our new partnership with the Eudora school district and community is a great success already. Despite funding cuts, our evidence-based programs continue to meet the standards of best practices. One of our programs was featured in EBP Times, a national newsletter published by the University of Kansas. Our Mental Health First Aid Program continues to grow: A JournalWorld health reporter took the class and blogged about each session for WellCommons. Additionally, we made several presentations at state and national conferences. A site visit by the federal mental health agency Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration left all three reviewers very impressed with the services that Bert Nash provides. We are making progress in our work to get ready for health care reform. Improving the overall health of the people we serve through integrating mental health care and primary health continues to drive our new partnership with the Heartland Community Health Center. This is a critical component of our planning for the future. We partnered with Family Service and Guidance Center and the Lawrence Regional Technology Center to launch BrightEHR, which specializes in electronic medical records specifically designed for behavioral health centers. The company is located in the Bioscience and Technology Business Center on the University of Kansas campus and is actively marketing the product to other behavioral health centers, and celebrated its first sale on December 23rd.
In 1960, the clinic had a budget of $23,147. It served 298 clients with a full-time psychiatrist, social worker and secretary, and a part-time psychologist.
In 1961, the name was changed to Lawrence-Douglas County Mental Health Center to reflect that it was more than a clinic.
In 1965, the name was changed to Bert Nash Mental Health Center.
One hundred years from now, no one will remember what house you lived in, what car you drove, maybe not even what you did for a living. What they will remember is the legacy you left for generations to come. In the early 1980s, leaders of the Bert Nash Center made the important decision to establish an Endowment Fund which would allow the Center to continue the mission of advancing the mental health of the Douglas County community. Over the years, private contributions have helped fund crucial programs that aren’t fully funded by public funds or client fees. In the last 10 years alone, over 1 million dollars from the Endowment Fund have provided direct support to programs that otherwise couldn’t have been funded. Now, more than ever, it’s imperative that we strengthen our Endowment Fund as a permanent funding source to benefit the programs and services of the Bert Nash Center. A strong endowment will allow us to provide quality treatment services and programs for many more children, adults, and seniors in need each year – making a positive difference in the lives of those served. There are many ways in which you can make a gift that will have a significant effect on the future of the Bert Nash Center and your community. Allow us to shine the spotlight on how some very special individuals have done just that.
The Nancy Shontz Educational Series was established in 2005 with a generous gift from Dr. Franklin C. Shontz. The educational series was named after Dr. Shontz’s late wife, Nancy, a former Lawrence city commissioner and a lifelong advocate of promoting mental health education. The Nancy Shontz Educational Series was established to provide educational excellence in the area of community mental health for staff, colleagues and the community at large. This annual series honors and memorializes Nancy, whose commitment to community and education was vital to Lawrence, and Frank, whose vision for community mental health sustains our educational commitment.
In 1970, the Center had a budget of $67,443 and six full-time employees. It served 378 clients.
In 1970, it was incorporated as a non-profit organization which made new funding available. The name was changed to Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.
Janette Snyder, a licensed clinical social worker, served as the Bert Nash Center director for much of the 1970s, an era of program expansion. (see photo)
Many individuals have served the Bert Nash Center’s Governing Board of Directors long and well, but Dr. Henry Remple’s contribution to the Board’s leadership provided an outstanding model of service to the Center and the community. A student of Dr. Bert Nash, Remple received the Pioneer Award in 1990, the Board Emeriti Award in 1992, and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997 for his distinguished service to the Bert Nash Center and to Douglas County. Dr. Remple passed away April 9, 2010, at the age of 101. Prior to his death he named the Bert Nash Center as one of the beneficiaries of
The Henry & Mariana Remple Trust and his daughter, Dr. Lucy Remple McAllister, said, “It brought my father much joy to know that the Bert Nash Center would be receiving a modest contribution from him.”
On November 6, 2010, a dear friend and leader of the Bert Nash Center and the entire Lawrence community passed away – Dr. Sandra Shaw. Her legacy of making a difference will continue with the establishment of The Alfred and Lena
Cote Memorial Fund for Healthy Children and Families. In 2000, as a long-
term investment, the Bert Nash Governing Board acquired a life insurance policy on Sandra who had served as the CEO for the Center since 1979. In appreciation for Sandra’s service to the Bert Nash Center, the Governing Board authorized Sandra to develop directives for the allocation and use of the funds that the Center would realize upon her death. Sandra requested that the funds be placed in the Bert Nash Endowment in a fund established as a memorial to her parents, Alfred and Lena Cote, in commemoration of their love of their children and commitment to their family. In honor of Sandra’s wishes, an annual distribution from this fund will be used to promote the healthy development of children and families.
It takes a noble person to plant a tree that will one day provide shade for those whom he may never meet. The effect of these gifts will be felt and remembered for generations. As the Bert Nash Center continues to press forward in light of extreme state and federal budget cuts, we are constantly looking for ways to safeguard our mission – “to advance the mental health of the Douglas County community through comprehensive behavioral health services responsive to evolving needs and changing environments.” A gift of any size from your estate, perhaps more than any other gift, can make a dramatic effect on the future of the Bert Nash Center and your community. Your tax or legal advisor can help determine the best way to accomplish your charitable intentions. Please consult a professional for further information. To learn about additional ways to make a contribution to the Center, please contact Cindy Hart, development director, at (785)830-1701 or email@example.com.
In 1980, the Endowment Trust Fund was established.
In 1980, the administrative offices and child and family services moved to 336 Mo.
In 1981, the Center had a budget of $608,150 and a total of 20 employees that served 698 clients.
Services & Funding The Bert Nash Center provides services to people of all ages and backgrounds in Douglas County. In 2010, we provided services to 5,601 individuals, including 3,746 adults and 1,855 children and families. Our staff of nearly 200 professionals offers cutting-edge, research-based services that address a variety of mental health needs and concerns. Child and Family Services Outpatient Services · Individual · Family · Group Community Based Service · Case Management · Attendant Care · Psychosocial Group SED Waiver/PRTF Grant Services · Parent Support · Waiver Facilitator · Respite · Attendant Care · Development of Independent Living Skills · Professional Resource Home · Development of Employment Skills WRAP – Working to Recognize Alternative Possibilities · Services in Lawrence and Eudora Success by Six – Resource Specialist Therapeutic Classrooms (Partnership with USD 497) Summer Program for Children that are SED Services at the Juvenile Detention Center ’10 Funding Sources $10,276,480
Adult Services Adult Outpatient Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment Community Support Services Supported Education & Employment Development Peer Support Decision Support Center Intensive Outpatient Services Adult Services/Jail Emergency & After Hours Crisis Screeners Anxiety Disorders Clinic Residential Housing Services Successful Aging Case Management Dialectical Behavior Therapy Forensic Services Homeless Outreach
’10 Expenditures by Service Area $10,276,896
Fees for Service 56% County Funds 19% State Funds 9% Grants 6% Other 6% Contracts 3% Endowment 1%
In 1990, the Center had 56 employees and 2,021 clients. The budget was $1.8 million.
Adult 31% Child & Family 24% Medical 14% Emergency 13% School Based 9% Residential 5% Homeless 3% Aging 1%
Medical Services Medical Evaluation & Treatment Nursing Services Mental Health First Aid Administration/ Operations Staff Finance Information Technology Community Development Office Support Medical Records
State Funding Reduced by 37%
2007 2008 2009 1,437,971 $1,319,880 $1,100,968
The Bert Nash Center significantly expanded its community partnerships to address needs identified in a 1995 report of the Douglas County Services Human Needs Assessment Steering Committee.
In 1999, Bert Nash moved to its current location inside the Community Health Facility at 200 Maine.
Thank you to our donors The Pioneer Club gives special recognition to donors who have given $1,000 or more to the Center in 2010. Platinum Society, $10,000-24,999 Maurice and Betsy Joy US Bank Gold Society, $5,000-9,999 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, The Edmonds Duncan Group Sharon Stultz Family Foundation Silver Society, $2,500-4,999 Emprise Bank Koss Construction Company Mary Ruth Petefish Trust O’Malley Beverage Willman Charitable Trust, Bradley D. Burnside, Lawrence Market President, US Bank Circle of Leaders, $1,000-2,499 City of Lawrence Crown Automotive Dr. Timothy and Susan Curry John and Rosy Elmore Heartland HomeCare Services, Inc. Richard Jantz Michele and David Johnson McGrew Real Estate NIC Inc.; Kansas.gov Eric N. Smith and Patricia Roach Smith Michael K. and Elinor K. Tourtellot Mike and Teresa Treanor Dan and Phyllis Watkins Wilkerson, Saunders & Anderson, DDS, LLC For information about gift opportunities for the Bert Nash Center, please call us at 785-830-1701 or visit our secure online giving page at bertnash.org.
In 2002, the second-floor mural “Life Changes” by Van Go Mobile Arts Inc. was dedicated. Van Go is an arts-based social service agency that serves highneed and under-served youth.
The donors listed have made a remarkable investment in the Center and the health of our entire community. We are deeply grateful to the following individuals, families and businesses for contributing more than $80,000 during 2010. Circle of Light $500-999 Kelvin Heck and Marilyn Bittenbender Capitol Federal Foundation Commerce Bank Steve Glass and Teresa Gorman Hallmark Cards Incorporated The Ironman Foundation Jon Zylstra’s Golf Shop Gary and Pamela Joyce Ken Martinez Stephen and Carolyn Schroeder Bob Simpson Elaine Taylor Circle of Hope $250-499 Beth and Rich Ankerholz Michael Campbell Pete and Virginia Curran EMU Theatre Inc Hilda Enoch Don and Carol Hatton Carol and Michael Henderson Steve and Maria Ilardi Cindy Hart and Todd Johnson Don and Alice Ann Johnston Tracy Kihm Sandra Lawrence Charles and Mary Michener Marjorie Newmark Dick and Georgia Orchard Sabatini Architects Janice and John Storey Tim and Jerrye Van Leer Kevin and Gail Vick Chuck and Karen Warner Dale Willey Molly M. Wood Ty and Susan Yoshida Circle of Friends $100-249 David and Helen Miller Alexander David and Mary Kate Ambler Justin and Jean Anderson Bill and Ann Beedles Dr. John and Judith Bellome Kim and Jane Blocher Diana Carlin Don and Janice Conrad Duane and Michaele Costlow Judy Culley Doris Dort Jason and Machaela Edmonds Bart and Judy Eisfelder Lanell Finneran Joe Flannery Lou and Lorraine Hammer Dennis and Kathleen Hayward Boog Highberger David and Diana Ice Robert Jacobs Marc and Julie Jasperson Jewish Community Center Dody Johnson Julie Johnson Faye O. Jones Tom and Rosie Kern Theodore Kuwana Scott Lauridsen Leatherman Consultancy/ Terry Leatherman, President Linda Lungstrum Christina Mann Debra McQueeney John and Carol Nalbandian Mark and Sandy Praeger
Randolph G Austin Trust Martin Moore and Durand Reiber Stephen and Barbara Richards Linda Robinson Richard and Betty Rossman Steve and Eunice Ruttinger Diane Simpson Beth and Val Stella Nancy Thellman Terese Thonus Patrons, Up to $99 Anonymous Ashleigh Aarmstrong Betty Alderson Sebastian Alfie Nan Axcell Walter Babbit Davide Baldwin Dave Baloga George Wanke and Tess Banion Tamara Bennett Rebecca Berciunas Pamela Biemick Gary and Nancy Bjorge Miriam Blum-Baur Mary Bourgeacq Kristen Brown Cindy Broxterman Michael Brummer Johannah Bryant Buffalo Bob’s Smokehouse Marsha Buhler Robert Burns Ann Bush Kelly Calohan Savina Cascone George and Sherrill Catt Vernon and Marilyn Chamberlin Betty Jo Charlton Stephen Chavez Peter Cluthe Karen Cochran Susan Cook Pam Cullerton Amber Davatz Ray and Kathleen Davis Cathy Dee Stanley and Alice Jo DeFries Leslie and Jennie Dienes Jerry and Gwen Dobson William Donovan Ruth Elbrader Ann Evans Merrill Evans Bradley and Linette Farmer Brenda Frei Inga Fonder Dorothy H. Fritzel Mary Gage Lisa Gard MariaAna Garza Danielle Geronymo Amelia Gerrity Dawn Gettman Bobbie Gish Joan Golden Ashley Goodin Margaret Gordon Travis Graham Carol Grieb David Hardy Ryan Hartman Kelly Harvey
In 2000, the Center had a budget of $5.7 million, 3,879 clients and 144 employees, and it marked its 50th anniversary with a two-day summit: Building a Better Community.
Lena Hayden Blake Hedges Jeanne Heitzman Teresa Hermreck John and Cindi Hickey Charles and Laurie Higginson Lew and Gloria Hinshaw Erv and Shirley Hodges Richard Hornsby Hannah Hurst Paul and Elizabeth Johnson Susan Killough Tori Kimmel Jason King and Becky Cheek-King Judy Korn Jason Kroge Lori Lange Bootsie Lauridsen Pam Lewis Ryan Lewis Bruce Linton Julie Lonsinger Lisa Lorenz Scott and Justus McCullough Randy McDermott Deborah Matthias Bill Mayer Shauna Moore The Morningstar Family Tina Neal Andrea Norris Deborah Norwood Diane Oakes Jamie Oaks Donna Olson John Olson David Payne Gwen Perkins Pete Peterson Meika Potter Mark and Carey Rainey April Ramos Dick and Kathleen Raney Stacey Riggins Valerie Vandenberg Roper Robert Russell Steve Schenk Laura Schulte Elizabeth Scott Anthea Scouffas James and Virginia Seaver Tina Shambaugh Joan Shelley Carolyn Shelton Jennifer Smith Marty Smith Danielle Snider Sylvia Soyster Leland Speirs Karen Stewart Danny Struble Douglas Stull Orley and Toni Taylor James and Rene Thomas Phil Tully Sheldon and Diane Whitten Vile Kevin Waite Karen and Chuck Warner Karli Webster Ryan Webster Matthew Weidl
Bonnie Wells Ed Wheatley Mike and Linda Wildgen Ann Wiklund Jessica Willems Jennifer Williams Mary Winter Marilyn Woodward Michelle Worley Mike Worley Cindy Yulich Robert and Marilyn Zerwekh In Honor of Ray Gatti Susan Hall In Honor of Hilary Velandia Rosalind Elder In Memory of Tess Wisler Keane Richard and Cheryl Burton Delphia Chow and Carol Chow-Stockhoff D L and Joanne Clements Steve & Patty Clements Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, LLP Lawrence and Jeanne Gates Dennis Horner IIF Data Solutions Inc LMH LAB Flower Fund Shelley Sandberg and Dean Wilson Margaret Stevenson Donald Studeman John and Deanell Tacha Lee and Tammy Tafanelli In Memory of Kara Morgan Bob and Connie Morgan In Memory of Dr. Henry D. Remple Don and Janice Conrad Don and Alice Ann Johnston In Memory of Dr. Sandra Jane Shaw Jane Bateman Brad and Julie Boydston Rex Buchanan Don and Janice Conrad Judy Culley Raymond and Sarah Dean Hilda Enoch Charles and Kathleen Hagen Steve and Maria Ilardi Iroquois Center For Human Development Don and Alice Ann Johnston Stephen and Mary Jones Jill Korbin Loraine H. Lindenbaum Shirley Martin-Smith Loring and Lucy McAllister Carol Nalbandian Eric N Smith and Patricia Roach Smith Mark and Sandy Praeger Stephen and Carolyn Schroeder Marilyn Sell Diane Simpson Gary and Martha Skeet Laura Stephenson Alison, Aaron & Barbara Watkins Katherine Wilson Doug Witt’s Supervision Team Fall 2010 We have made every effort to ensure that each gift is recorded properly. If your name is misspelled, listed incorrectly, or inadvertently omitted, we sincerely apologize. Please advise Cindy Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-830-1701.
In 2009, the Center served 5,915 people.
Nash Dash & Bash
On October 9, 2010, the Center celebrated its 60th anniversary with the first annual Bert Nash Dash & Bash. Recognizing that being healthy and active contributes to good mental health, the Nash Dash, which has been a great community race since 2002, stepped things up a notch with certified 5K & 10K races that started and finished in historic downtown Lawrence. The “Bash” included live music and children’s activities on the 600 block of Massachusetts Street. “We are so grateful to the runners, sponsors and volunteers for their participation in this wonderful community event,” stated Jason Edmonds, chairperson of the event. “The Bert Nash Center is a vital community resource, and the funds raised will allow the Center to continue to provide critical services to our community.”
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Service Partners and businesses we say a special “thanks” to: American Eagle Outfitters Bill Self’s Assists Foundation Buffalo Bob’s Smokehouse Chico’s Claire’s Coldstone Creamery Cork & Barrel Culligan of Greater Kansas City Danielsan Electric Elite Feet
Free State Brewing Co. Gary Gribble’s Running Sports Gene Fritzel Construction Great Harvest Bread Company Great Plains Media Jock’s Nitch Sporting Goods Kring’s Interiors La Prima Tazza Lawrence Freenet Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Over 500 runners, more than 250 volunteers, and thousands of supporters filled downtown Lawrence and generated over $90,000 in support of our community and to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Bert Nash Center.
Lawrence Rotary Club Lawrence Sign Up Liberty Hall Lindyspring Water M & M Office Supply Meritrust Credit Union Phi Kappa Psi Pinnacle Career Institute Printing Solutions Quinton’s
RoadID Scott Temperature Sonic Drive In Starbucks Coffee The Gap The University of Kansas The World Company Waxman Candles Inc. WellSpring School of Allied Health White Chocolate Winfield House
Several area dentists generously donated toothbrushes and toothpaste for the staff of our Child and Family Services Department to distribute during Halloween. A big thank-you to the following organizations for their support: Robert Jacobs, DDS, PA Jeremy Robbins and Mike McBride, DDS, PA Wiklund, Peterson, Krische & Van Horn, DDS Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
How You Can Help Fight the stigma of mental illness
Individuals who suffer from mental illness sometimes do not seek help because of the shame or stigma associated with the disease. When you know the facts, you can help fight the stigma of mental illness.
Learn and share the facts: More than one in four adults will struggle with mental illness over their lifetime. Mental illness is a disorder of the brain and there are many factors that may contribute to the cause, from genetics to other biological, environmental and social/ cultural issues. Mental illness causes mild to severe disturbances in thought and/or behavior, resulting in an inability to cope with lifeâ€™s ordinary demands and routines. Mental illness is a treatable disease. Individuals suffering from mental illness can be helped with medication and counseling. Individuals who suffer from mental illness can learn to lead full and productive lives.
Take a Mental Health First Aid Class
Learn key skills to help your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. Current class schedules can be found on bertnash.org.
Be an advocate
Urge your state and federal elected officials to support increased funding for mental health services.
Participate in the Bert Nash Dash & Bash Gather your friends and family and celebrate health and wellness by walking or running in the 5K or 10K. You can also visit the Bash for wonderful food and music. Visit bertnashdashbash.org for more information.
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Donate to the Bert Nash Center
Since 2007, the budget of the Center has been significantly reduced.You can help make sure we are able to continue to serve those in need by donating to the Center.You can contribute to the Center by making a donation on our website, www.bertnash.org. All contributions are tax deductible. If you know someone who needs mental health counseling, please refer them to the Center. 785-843-9192
the Bert Nash Center is Committed To: Quality, accessibility and innovation; education and advocacy; strong partnerships in promoting health; and financial stability. Our mission is to advance the mental health of the Douglas County community through comprehensive behavioral health services responsive to evolving needs and changing environments. The Bert Nash Center is a 501(c )(3) tax-exempt organization that is goverened by a volunteer Board of Directors. Center Administration Beth Ankerholz Information Technology Director Cindy Hart Development Director David Johnson, M.S. Chief Executive Officer Tracy Kihm Finance Director Eunice Ruttinger, LSCSW Adult Services Director Patricia Roach Smith, LSCSW Chief Operations Officer Janice Storey, LSCSW Child and Family Services Director Takeshi Yoshida, M.D. Medical Director
Governing Board of Directors David Ambler Barbara Ballard Steve Glass Don Grosdidier Carol Hatton, Chair David Johnson, CEO O. Maurice Joy Louise “Bootsie” Lauridsen Cindy Maude Ken McGovern Elizabeth Sheils Richard Spano Doug Stephens
Endowment Trustees Justin Anderson Jason Edmonds Rosy Elmore, Chair Carol Hatton Kelvin Heck Dennis “Boog” Highberger David Johnson, CEO Alice Ann Johnston Ken McGovern Mike Treanor
Investment Committee William Beedles, Chair Carolyn Shelton Chuck Warner Kelly Welch