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behavioral healthcare organizations
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Committees & Forums - 2024

The expectation is that every Board member serves on at least one committee or taskforce.

  • Committee – closed group focused on specified ongoing task/responsibility of the Board.
  • Taskforce – time limited group focused on the pursuit of specific goals


Executive Committee


The Executive Committee is composed of the officers of the Board of Directors and the President of the Corporation. The Executive Committee shall have full authority to take action in any emergency arising between regular meetings, and shall assist the President in formulating plans and making recommendations to the Board. It shall meet at least quarterly at a time and place designated by the Committee Chair (mhca Bylaws Article VII, Section 1). The Executive Committee meets during mhca’s quarterly conferences, prior to the quarterly Board Meeting.

The Executive Committee is Chaired by the Board Chair – Kelly Phillips Henry

Committee Members:

  • Kiara Kuenzler – Vice Chair
  • Abby Drane – Treasurer
  • C.J. Davis – Secretary
  • Jamie Stewart – Past Chair
  • Dale Shreve – President



Innovation Taskforce

The Innovation Taskforce serves to formally recognize members for their innovative initiatives. (See Most Innovative Member Award Plan https://mhca.com/most-innovative-member-award) The taskforce rates (0-5 stars) the presentations given by members at each mhca’s quarterly conferences and identifies the top 3 to be forwarded for year-end consideration as one of mhca’s 5 most innovative members for the year. At year-end the taskforce reviews the consolidated top quarterly submissions and identifies the top five innovative initiatives to be recognized at the Annual Meeting.

The Taskforce meets remotely following each conference.  The Innovation Taskforce is Chaired by the Board Secretary – C.J. Davis

Innovation Taskforce Members:

  • Jodi Daly
  • Deb Flores
  • April Rhodes
  • Steven Sheets



Investment Committee


The Investment Committee oversees the performance of mhca’s investment portfolio. mhca has selected Mark Klopfenstein / Premier Wealth to be our fund manager. To avoid conflicts of interest members of the Investment Committee may not use Mark Klopfenstein to manage their personal or organizational assets. The Investment Committee meets remotely to review with Mark each quarter’s performance and address any needed adjustments in the portfolio and or the investment policy.

The Investment Committee is Chaired by the Treasurer of the Board – Abby Drane.

Committee Members:

  • Jeremy Blair
  • Owen Nichols
  • Don Savoie
  • Tom Sebastian
  • Melanie Taylor



Nominating Committee


The Nominating Committee oversees the annual election of new Board Members and annually develops a Slate-of-Officers to be presented to the Board for election of the Board’s officers. The Nominating Committee also nominates, for Board consideration, individuals to be elected to the MHRRG Board of Directors by mhca. The Nominating Committee is composed of the Past Chair and Current Chair of the Board and at least one additional Board member.

The Nominating Committee is Chaired by the Past Chair of the Board – Tuerk Schlesinger.

Committee Members:

  • Jamie Stewart
  • Others, TBD



Membership Committee


The Membership Committee focuses on, and takes a leadership role in, the recruitment, onboarding and engagement of members. The Membership Committee meets remotely the week prior to each quarterly conference.

The Membership Committee is Chaired by the Vice Chair of the Board – Kiara Kuenzler.

Committee members:

  • Carl Clark
  • Dennis Regnier
  • Steve Ronik
  • Laureen Pagel
  • Sue Stubbs



Search Committee


The Search Committee is composed of the 2023 and 2024 Executive Committee Members.  The Search Committee will lead the Board’s efforts in the recruitment, selection and transition of mhca’s next CEO.

The Search Committee is Chaired by the Board & Executive Committee Chair – Kelly Phillips Henry.

Search Committee Members:

  • Abby Drane
  • C.J. Davis
  • Kiara Kuenzler
  • Tuerk Schlesinger
  • Jamie Stewart
  • Dale Shreve 




About Us

mhca is a results-oriented organization that operates in a fast, flexible, and focused mode. We take pride in the purposeful and productive involvement and participation of our members. Because mhca is composed of members who share common visions and priorities, we are able to quickly determine our objectives, commit the necessary resources, and accomplish our goals.

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