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 Board Officers and leadership

Photo of Jeff Richardson
Towson, MD
Jeff Richardson has served as the Executive Director of Mosaic Community Services (MCS) part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, for twenty-three [...] Read More

Photo of Tim Swinfard
First Vice Chair
Clinton, MO
Tim Swinfard is the president and CEO of Compass Health Network. Compass is large Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic and Federally [...] Read More

Photo of Susie Huhn
Tucson, AZ
Susie Huhn is the CEO of Casa de los Ninos a nationally accredited child welfare and behavioral health organization providing a comprehensive network [...] Read More

Photo of Susan Blue
Immediate Past Chair
Lancaster, PA
Susan Blue has been president and CEO of Community Services Group since 1987. CSG provides a full array of community based behavioral health and [...] Read More

Photo of Sara Howe
Chair, Public Policy Committee
Springfield, IL
Sara joined IPHCA in April 2020 after a 20-year career with Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH), including 13 years as its Chief [...] Read More

Photo of Doyle Forrestal
Chair Association/ State Executives Committee
Forrestal has nearly 20 years’ experience guiding, developing and implementing legislative strategy and policy at the federal level, and with state [...] Read More

Photo of Paul Curtis
100% Association Representative, Association/State Executives Committee
Sacramento, CA
Paul Curtis has been Executive Director of CBHA, a statewide association of non-profit community agencies serving the behavioral health community, [...] Read More



At-Large Directors

Willie Brooks
Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

Carl Clark, MD
Mental Health Center of Denver

Mark Fontaine
Chair, Addictions Committee
Florida Behavioral Health Association

Brigitte Johnson
Care Plus New Jersey, Inc.

Regional Directors

Region I

Heather Gates
Community Health Resources

Rich Leclerc
Chair, Audit Committee
Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island

Region II

New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

John Kastan, PhD
The Jewish Board, New York, NY

Robert Davison

Region III

District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Alan Hartl
Chair, Nominating Committee
Lenape Valley Foundation

Cari Cho
Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc.

Region IV

Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee

Linda McKinnon
Central Florida Behavioral Health Network

Steven Ronik
Henderson Behavioral Health

Region V

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin

Mark Ishaug

Ed Woods

Region VI

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Phillip (Randy) Tate, MSW
Chair, Membership Committee

Danette Castle

Region VII

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

Ric Dalke
Iroquois Center for Human Development

Pat Coleman
Behavioral Health Response, Inc.

Region VIII

Arizona, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

Daniel Darting
Signal Behavioral Health Network

Carmen Heredia
Valle del Sol

Region IX

California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada

Christine Stoner-Mertz

Vitka Eisen


Off-Board Appointees

David Ptaszek, LCSW
Pathways, Inc.

Topher Hansen
Centerpointe, Inc.

Strategic Partners

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