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 Mission Statement

The mission of the Mental Health & Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties is to use Recovery and Resiliency Methodology to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families, and to diminish the problems caused by alcoholism, drug addiction and mental illness for the residents of Licking and Knox Counties.

Our Vision

The vision of MHR will be accomplished through cost effective contracting with behavioral health providers who use Resiliency Recovery Methodology; and in cooperation with other local systems and citizens through the provision of quality treatment prevention and education for individuals and their families coping with behavioral health challenges.

Staff

The Board and its staff must work daily to secure enough federal, state and local resources (grants, match programs, private sector dollars) in order to ensure the delivery of quality based behavioral health care services. MHR makes certain that these services are also made accessible and affordable for all residents of Licking and Knox Counties.

Use the link below to contact a staff member. Or call the main office in Newark at (740) 522-1234; Toll Free 1-866-559-6650 or you can send correspondence to Mental Health & Recovery, 1435 W Main Street, Suite B, Newark, Ohio 43055

 

          EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR                                                                   CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

M. Kathryn Spergel, LISW-S, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                  Jim Vehslage, C.P.A., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

     COMMUNITY IMPACT COORDINATOR                                                     CLINICAL DIRECTOR

     Dr. Lewis Mollica, Ph.D., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                   Tara Schultz, LPCC-S., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

            PROGRAM EVALUATOR                                                               TRIPLE P COORDINATOR

 Janet Chandler, M.S.,OCPSII, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                               Dr. Linda Myer, Ph.D., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


               FISCAL ASSISTANT                                                          ADMINISTRATIVE PROJECT MANAGER

Marcy Hopkins, A.A.B. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                         Kim Foster, B.A. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

MHR Board

MHR is comprised of up to 18 local volunteers from Licking and Knox Counties. These board volunteers are appointed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH), Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) and our local County Commissioners. These members represent community leaders, professionals in the mental health, alcohol and drug addiction fields, persons receiving services, family members or individuals interested in helping people with issues pertaining to mental health, alcohol and other drug abuse, frequently referred to as Behavioral Health Care. The volunteers' primary role is to make key decisions relating to purchasing, monitoring and evaluating services that are provided to our citizenry through not-for-profit agencies with which we contract.

Board Members as of July 1, 2016

Officers and Executive
Committee Members


Dr. Randie Timpe, PhD  -Chairperson (Knox)      Bruce White -Vice Chairperson (Knox)       Connie White - Secretary (Licking)

                   Carrie Martin -Program Chair (Knox)                             Randy Anderson - Finance Chair (Licking)   

                                                  Mark Gooden -Immediate Past Chair Person (Licking)

 

 Board Members


  Ben Rader (Licking)                                        Bruce Anderson (Licking)                          Rev. Jeff Gill (Licking)   

  Dr. Brian Barkett, PsyD (Licking)                   Joana Swim (Licking)                                   Kerry Hamilton (Licking)    

                               Dr. Craig Cairns (Licking)                                         Jennifer Odenweller (Knox)                         

 





Funding

Mental Health & Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties, comprised of local volunteers and staff members, manages funding primarily from the federal government, the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH), the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) and from a local tax levy. The local tax levy provides portions of the funding for behavioral health services in Licking and Knox Counties. The tax levy is important because these local dollars are used to obtain additional state and federal dollars through "match programs."