About MHRB.

At Mental Health Recovery Board of Clark, Greene & Madison Counties (MHRB), we know that healthy people create healthy communities—and vice versa. That’s why we provide help to those in need by connecting residents to the local care community, regardless of income or ability to pay.

We assist partners, stakeholders, residents, and anyone at risk of mental health or substance use concerns, providing pathways to mental health and addiction services for everybody and every family in our three-county area. We connect those who need it to treatment, while also creating prevention-prepared and recovery-oriented communities that are resilient, supportive, and trauma-informed.

Our dedicated board members and staff provide resources for prevention, treatment, and support, while upholding a community-wide safety net to protect families, adults, and children. Knowing that individuals who have basic needs met are more likely to get and stay well, we advocate for better quality of life and provide resources for basic needs like transportation, housing, and medication.

MHRB is one of 50 Boards that make up Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, a trade association for Ohio’s Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH) Boards. The association awards Culture of Quality Certification (COQ) to Boards who have demonstrated evidence of substantial conformance with the COQ standards and a serious commitment to meeting the goals of the COQ program. MHRB is proud not only to be a COQ-certified board, but to have two volunteer surveyors on staff.

Mission

Mental Health Recovery Board of Clark, Greene & Madison Counties advocates for and supports a system of effective treatment, prevention, and supportive services for residents.

Vision

Mental Health Recovery Board of Clark, Greene & Madison Counties assures access to quality mental health, addiction, and recovery services so residents have opportunities to lead healthy, productive lives.

Philosophies

MHRB believes in:

  • Creating and supporting Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC). This means that we use creative approaches to prioritize the needs of individuals and family members and help people find recovery from mental illness and substance use problems. We uphold individual preferences and that there are many pathways to finding and sustaining recovery. This means that healthy environments are just as important as individual change.
  • Supporting trauma-informed communities. We recognize that trauma is a common experience and understand that creating safe spaces is integral to facilitating quality care and necessary to foster growth.
  • Advocating for care in the least restrictive settings, while also supporting inpatient levels of care when necessary.
  • Finding strategic, cross-system solutions by identifying a common agenda and using common language, by sharing data, by supporting mutually reinforcing activities, and by using continuous communication with system partners. Learn more about the Collective Impact approach here.

Board members serving you.

Eighteen volunteer board members guide and support MHRB’s mission and vision. Ohio Revised Code 340.02, MHRB’s guiding authority, identifies the following as criteria for board members:

  • The board must include 18 members, 10 of whom are appointed by county commissioners, and eight of whom are appointed by the director of Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)
  • Board members per county should be proportional to that county’s population compared to the population of the entire Board region
  • Board member interest must be represented equally in the areas of mental health and addiction
  • Board members are appointed for a four-year term and must not serve for more than two consecutive terms
  • Members must include: at least one member who has received or is receiving mental health services and at least one family member of such person; at least one member who has received or is receiving addiction services and at least one family member of such person; at least one mental health clinician; and at least one addiction clinician

Board members must understand and agree to pre-defined expectations, uphold their roles, rights and responsibilities as public officials, and sign an ethics and conflict of interest affidavit annually.

To learn more about becoming an MHRB board member, contact Michelle Humphrey.

Board membership:

Scott Anger (Greene); OhioMHAS appointment
Huma Bashir (Clark); Commissioner appointment
Todd Boone (Clark); OhioMHAS appointment
Florence Coleman (Greene); Commissioner appointment
Chad Dunsdon (Clark); OhioMHAS appointment
Christina Hoffman (Greene); OhioMHAS appointment
William Louderback (Greene); Commissioner appointment
Brian Miller (Clark); Commissioner appointment
Kellie Phillips (Greene); Commissioner appointment
Michael Sherr (Greene); Commissioner appointment
Lori Thomas (Madison); Commissioner appointment
Josephine Wilson (Greene); OhioMHAS appointment
John Young (Clark); OhioMHAS appointment

Board documents.

Following are printable documents related to board policy and previous board meetings. Please contact us if you have questions or require additional information.

In light of COVID-19, teleconference board minutes will not be available until after the emergency order ends.

Schedule
Policies
Board Minutes-JAN'20
Board Minutes-NOV'19

Board Chair

Patrick Williams (Greene)
OhioMHAS appointment

Vice Chair

Katherine Brinkman (Clark)
Commissioner appointment

Secretary

Howard Maynard (Madison)
Commissioner appointment

Executive Committee Member

Vacant

Executive Committee Member

Vacant

How to become an MHRB board member:

Board members must understand and agree to pre-defined expectations and sign an ethics and conflict of interest affidavit annually. To learn more about becoming an MHRB board member, contact Michelle Humphrey.

Each term is four years. Board members can serve up to two terms.

A proven record of positive impacts.

Click on the annual reports below to view past highlights, results, and impact features.

2019
2018
2017
2016

Independent financial audits.