Special meeting on the status of the City’s mental health services

Mayor Daley’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Evelyn Diaz, has scheduled a special meeting on the status of the City’s mental health services for Thursday, September 10, 2009 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, at City Hall -121 North LaSalle Street – Mayor’s Office – Room 509- Conference Room 509 A.

The meeting notice or invitation states that guests “have been invited to participate in this conversation for the unique perspective and interest you share in ensuring the quality and accessibility of mental health services in Chicago. For this reason, your invitation in non-transferable…We view this as the first of several Mayor’s Office meetings on this topic. Although we do not expect to resolve all the issues on our agenda at this one meeting, it is important that we use our time productively.”

Invited guests:

Carl C. Bell, Executive Director

Community Mental Health Council

Zirl Smith, Executive Director

Abraham Lincoln Centre

Anthony Zipple, Sc.D., MBA, Chief Executive Director

Thresholds

Tim Sheehan

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Anthony A. Kopera, Ph.D., President & CEO

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

Patricia Perez, Mental Health Director

Pilsen Wellness Center

Bruce Seitzer, LCPC, Regional Director

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

Linda Denson, Program Coordinator/Consumer Advocate

CDPH

Darryl Gumm, Chair

Mental Health Advisory Board

Dr. Terry Mason, Commissioner

CDPH

Sylvia Riperton-Lewis, MPH, MJ, CPHQ, Deputy Commissioner

CDPH

Judith Cook, Ph.D., Executive Director

Center for Mental Health Services Research and Policy

Richard Jones, Ph. D., President and CEO

Metropolitan Family Services

Badonna Reingold, Co-Chair

CDPH Mental Health Advisory Board

Anne Irving

AFSCME Council 31

Dan Wasmer, Associate Director

Illinois Department of Human Services

Division of Mental Health

Brenda Hampton, Deputy Director

Illinois Department of Human Services

Division of Mental Health

Gustavo Espinoza, LCSW, Region 1 Central Director

John J. Madden Mental Health Center

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