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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
Second Vice Chair
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 Ed Woods
Secretary Treasurer
Jackson, MI
Edward Woods was first appointed to the Board of Directors for LifeWays Community Mental Health in 1990. Mr. Woods has served on the boards of the [...] 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
Denver, CO
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 Melanie Brown-Woofter
100% State Association Representative to the Board
Melanie Brown Woofter is currently the President/CEO of the Florida Behavioral Health Association (FBHA), a non-profit organization representing [...] Read More



At-Large Directors

Willie Brooks
Chair, Audit Committee
Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

Carl Clark, MD
Mental Health Center of Denver

Mark Fontaine
Chair, Addiction Committee
Florida Behavioral Health Association

Brigitte Johnson
Chair, Nominating Committee
Care Plus New Jersey, Inc.

Regional Directors

Region I

Heather Gates
Community Health Resources

Region II

New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Robert Davison
Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc.

Yaberci Perez Cubillan
Acacia Network

Region III

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

Cari Cho
Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc.

Richard Edley
Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association

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

Shauna Reitmeier
Northwestern Mental Health Center

Region VI

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Phillip (Randy) Tate, MSW

Lee Johnson
Texas Council of Community Centers

Region VII

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

Ric Dalke
Iroquois Center for Human Development

Pat Coleman
Chair, Membership Committee
Behavioral Health Response, Inc.

Region VIII

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

Joseph (JC) Carrica
Southeast Health Group

Carmen Heredia
Valle del Sol

Region IX

California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada

Vitka Eisen

Camille Schraeder
Redwood Community Services

Region X

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Heather Jefferis
Oregon Council for Behavioral Health

Jodi Daly
Comprehensive Healthcare


Off-Board Appointees

David Ptaszek, LCSW
Pathways, Inc.

Topher Hansen
Centerpointe, Inc.

Strategic Partners

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