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Joy Burwell

National Council Announces New Board Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2018) – The National Council for Mental Wellbeing is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board election.

The National Council welcomes the following directors, re-elected by the membership for a second term:

  • Robert Davison, Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris: Region 2 (NJ-NY-PR-VI)
  • Cari Cho, Cornerstone Montgomery: Region 3 (DC-DE-MD-PA-VA-WV)
  • Steven Ronik, Henderson Behavioral Health: Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)
  • Randy Tate, NorthCare: Region 6 (AK-LA-NM-OK-TX)
  • Susie Huhn, Casa de los Ninos: Region 8 (AZ-CO-MT-ND-SD-UT-WY)
  • Kevin Campbell, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc.: Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA)

We also welcome newly elected directors:

  • Heather Gates, Community Health Resources: Region 1 (CT-MA-NH-ME-VT-RI)
  • Ric Dalke, Iroquois Center for Human Development: Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, NE)
  • Daniel Darting, Signal Behavioral Health Network: Region 8 (AZ-CO-MT-ND-SD-UT-WY)
  • Brigitte Johnson, Care Plus New Jersey: At-Large Director
  • Willie Brooks, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority: At-Large Director
  • Paul Curtis, CA Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies: 100% Association Representative

In addition, Matt Brooks, Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers transitions off the Board, but will serve as Vice Chair of the Public Policy Committee.

Board Chair Jeff Richardson said, “The National Council is the premier unifying voice of America’s mental health and addictions treatment organizations and the over 10 million adults, children and families served. As we face challenges in ensuring access to quality mental health and addiction services I look forward to working with this incredibly talented group of board members to address them.”

The National Council Board is committed to diversity, leadership and advancing our members’ ability to deliver care. The new board term will begin on July 1, 2018.


The National Council for Mental Wellbeing is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 2,900 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 1 million Americans have been trained. For more information, please visit