Those who are selected to serve on our Board of Directors represent a cross-section of the south central Kansas community. They often bring a personal connection and their own interpretation of the needs of those who are dealing with the consequences of mental illness. They care deeply about the staff, our clients, and the entire community that MHA serves. In conjunction with our CEO and Senior Directors, our Board works hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised go to directly serve those in need.

If you have a passion for mental health, or a gift that would serve our organization and clients, consider a three-year term on our Board as a way of using those gifts.

2017 Board of Directors

Brendan O'Bryhim Chairman
Arnold Hudspeth Treasurer
Charles McClellan Secretary
Judy Hess
Brent Buller
Wesley Nyberg
Laura Rainwater
JoVeta Wescott
Heather Egan
Jennifer Jay
William Tretbar
Fritz Robinson
Michael Frimel


Key Staff

Mary Neely - Chief Financial Officer
Becky Filiatreault - Director of Human Resources
Autumn Schowalter - Senior Director of Children's Services
Shawna Allen - Senior Director of Outpatient and Addictions
Mary Jones - Chief Executive Officer
Eric Litwiller - Director of Development and Communications
Bethany Anderson - Senior Director of Aging and Grants
Seth Nesmith - Senior Director of Residential Services