Board of Directors

Executive Committee

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Mike Sigmond
Chairman

Mr. Sigmond is Principal at Edward Jones, Branch Experience Center. He began his Edward Jones career in 2007 as a financial advisor in his hometown of Omaha, Neb., following eight years as a television anchor and reporter. He is a member of the Franklin and Marshall Admission Network, the Edward Jones LGBT & Allies Business Resource Group and the Inclusion and Diversity Council.

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Tracy Beckette
Treasurer

Mr. Beckette retired after a 45-year career in banking. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at Heartland Bank. He served in the U.S. Army, both active duty and the Army National Guard, from 1971 to 2005, retiring with the rank of Brigadier General. Mr. Beckette serves in a number of volunteer leadership roles, both military and civic. Military affiliations include the National and Missouri National Guard Associations, Army Engineer Association, American Legion Post #4 and many others.  He is a member of the Mid-County YMCA Board of Managers, the Saint Louis University Service Leadership Program Advisory Board, Saint Louis Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Missouri Athletic Club.

Directors

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Sally Barker

Ms. Barker a partner in the labor and employment law firm of Schuchat, Cook & Werner, which primarily represents unions and individuals. Her son, Alex, died from major depressive disorder in 2007, and she has endeavored to use her grief constructively to help improve mental health care and combat the stigma associated with mental illness. She established a website in memory of her son  – www.feelingkindablue.com  - designed to provide a forum for peer support for those suffering from mental illness and crisis intervention.  The website has received awards from MHA and the Gateway Center for Giving.

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Angelia D. Bills, MSW

Ms. Bills is President and CEO of Eagle Productions, LLC. She previously was the Vice President of Communications for the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. Prior to joining the Urban League in 2003, she served as a public information specialist at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. She is a member of the iHeart Radio Community Advisory Board, St. Louis County Board of Zoning Adjustment, United Way Charmaine Chapman Society, Urban League Guild, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Top Ladies of Distinction and the Whitney M. Young Society.

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Leopoldo Cabassa, PhD

Dr. Cabassa is Associate Professor at the George Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to that he served as Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, Columbia University, in New York, NY. Dr. Cabassa’s research focus is on racial and ethnic disparities in health and mental health care, implementation science, integration of physical and mental health services, the physical health of people with serious mental illness, the stigma of mental illness in the Latino community, intervention and community-based research. In addition to serving as lead author to a number of research studies, he serves on several national and international review boards, including the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse, the American Public Health Association and the American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry.

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Katrina S. McDonald Fuller, MSW, LCSW

Ms. Fuller is Chief of Public Affairs at Compass Health Network. Previously she was Senior Vice President of Community-Based Behavioral Health, overseeing both adult and children’s services throughout Crider Health Center’s four-county service area. Prior to her current role, she served as Crider’s Director, then Vice President of Children and Family Services.

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Lisa Hautly, DHEd

Dr. Hautly is a Doctor of Health Education and a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) focusing on midlife women and older adult wellbeing. She serves as Chairperson of the St. Louis County Older Adult Commission, as well as a member of the Behavioral Health Network StL Advisory Board and on the steering committee of Seniors Count of Greater St. Louis.

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Hon. Jean Kirkton

Ms. Kirkton was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in November 2008, fulfilling four terms, and serving on several committees, including Appropriations for health, mental health and social services, as well as Health and Mental Health Policy and MO HealthNet Oversight. Prior to that she was elected to the Webster Groves City Council and practiced as a critical care nurse and nurse anesthetist. She serves on the boards of Epworth Children & Families and the National Women's Political Caucus of Metro St Louis.

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Jerry Marks, PhD, LCSW, PC

Dr. Marks is in private practice with Advent Medical Group in St. Peters and Washington, MO, serving children, adolescents and families.  He has advanced training in child and adolescent therapies and has worked extensively with teenage boys who are struggling with the transition to young adulthood. Dr. Marks was the Executive Director of Catholic Family Services in St. Louis and Adjunct Professor at St. Louis University School of Social Service for ten years.  He currently provides supervision for new clinicians and consultation for area non-profit agencies.

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Patty Morrow

Ms. Morrow is Vice President of Behavioral Health for Mercy East. Over the last 26 years, Patty has worked exclusively in the non-profit sector for several mental health and social service organizations, including Family Resource Center, Bridgeway Behavioral Health and Gateway Regional Medical Center.   As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Social Worker, she served as a mental health therapist in various clinical roles in her career including areas of child welfare, addiction and mental health treatment.  Increasing access to mental health care, particularly for the underserved, has been a great passion for Patty throughout her career. She also serves as Board Chair for the Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis.

 

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Jasmin Patel

Ms. Patel is Assistant Vice President for Research Strategy and Innovation at Saint Louis University (SLU). She is passionate about mental health advocacy and achieving parity in healthcare. Prior to joining SLU, she was the Chief of Staff at the University of Chicago’s Research Computing Center and Executive Director for Arete, a Research Accelerator at the University of Chicago. She also volunteers on the program committee for Cortex.

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Jada Reese

Ms. Reese currently serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at Enterprise Bank & Trust.

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Clinton Shocklee

Mr. Shocklee is President and CEO of TriRinse, Inc, a St. Louis-based firm that provides innovative recycling and storage solutions to the agriculture industry. He is also President of NCG/TRI Joint Venture as well as Founder and CEO of Flexible Fleet Leasing. He serves on the board of The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance and partners with Criminal Justice Ministries.

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Mark Stansberry

Mr. Stansberry retired in 2011 after a long career in health and mental health administration. He was Executive Director of BJC Behavioral Health since 2002. Prior to that, he was Regional Administrator and served in other leadership capacities with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Boone Hospital Center and Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center in Columbia, Missouri, and University Hospitals of Cleveland, in Cleveland, Ohio.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Psychiatric Stabilization Center and Gateway Housing First. He has also volunteered with Behavioral Health Response, Family Mental Health Collaborative and the Regional Health Commission.

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Adam Tenzer

Mr. Tenzer is Senior Vice President of Employee Digital Experience for MasterCard Operations and Technology. Prior to joining MasterCard in 2006, he was an associate economist at Welch Consulting and a research associate at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.

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Nathaniel S. Walsh, Esq.

Mr. Walsh is Co-Founder of Title Holdings, LLC.  In 2004, he co-founded McGowan & Walsh, LLC, an historic renovation company focused on contributing to the revitalization of downtown St. Louis and Kansas City.  Nat served as the Chairman of WestBridge Bank from 2007 to 2011. He serves on the Board of Habitat for Humanity-St. Louis, the Board of Governors of The Missouri Athletic Club (MAC), the MAC’s Charitable Society for Children and has served on the Board of Trustees at Rohan Woods School in St. Louis.

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Jeff Wiktorski

Mr. Wiktorski is a Sr. Vice-President, Commercial Sales Manager at Fifth Third Bank, responsible for leading a team of commercial relationship managers for the Missouri Region.  Jeff has 30+ years in corporate banking working exclusively for Fortune 500 companies. Prior his role with Fifth Third Bank, he worked with GE Capital and Chase Bank. In addition to his role with MHA, he serves on the Executive Board of Make-A-Wish/Walk for Wishes and MS Leaders Challenge Advisory Council. He has also been active with Operation Food Search, the American Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House, Covenant House, Junior Achievement and leading Fifth Third Bank’s United Way campaign.

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Karl Wilson, PhD

Dr. Wilson is a retired clinical psychologist. He was the first President and CEO of Crider Health Center (now Compass Health Network) which he led for 33 years. He taught community psychology and mental health policy over a 38-year period at Washington University in St. Louis. He has served as Chair on several Boards, including the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Missouri Mental Health Commission, Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri, Missouri Foundation for Health, Community Council of St. Charles County, Non-Profit Services Center and Behavioral Health Response. He also served on the national Board of Mental Health America and on the founding Boards of Missouri Health Connection and the St. Louis City Senior Services Fund. 

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Katherine A. Zahner

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