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Board of Directors and Executive Team

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.

In a Meeting

Board Members

Laura Rainwater (Board Chair)- Regional Economic Area Partnership

Brendan O’Bryhim (Past Chair) - Merrill Lynch

Samuel Thompson (Chair Elect) - Cox Communications

Arnold Hudspeth (Treasurer)

Charles McClellan (Secretary) - Foulston Siefken

Amelia Phommachanh 

Jennifer Matzen

Tammy Shaw - Cargill

LaVonta Williams – Community Advocate

Ken Stolzfus – Friends University 

Shelley Downs – Meritrust Credit Union

Pilar Pedraza - KAKE

Mike Hughes - PEC

Executive Team

Mary Jones

Mary Jones, LCMFT, LCAC


Shawna Allen

Senior Director of Outpatient and Addiction Services

Senior Director of Outpatient and Addiction Services

Bethany Anderson

Senior Director of Aging and Grants

Seth Nesmith

Senior Director of Residential Services

Melva Ingalls


Eric Litwiller

Director of Communication and Development

Becky Miranda

Director of Human Resources

Autumn Schowalter

Senior Director of Adult and Children's Services

Tim Schweitzer

Director of Information Technology

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