Community Mental Health Fund

Mental Health Fund in Jackson County

Our Mission

Our Mission is to support a network of quality mental health services for persons with mental illness that are equitably accessible and responsive to the varied and unique needs of Jackson County Missouri residents.
Mental Health Fund in Jackson County

About Us

The Community Mental Health Fund makes grants to 501(c)(3) mental healthcare organizations. We are a public fund and services are audited. Care must meet standards set by the Board of Trustees and the State of Missouri. We also support multi-agency initiatives, including cultural competence and trauma-informed care. Services assist our community’s most vulnerable citizens. Abused children, battered women, and homeless families are among those we serve.

Our Team

Meet the dedicated staff of the Jackson County, Missouri Community Mental Health Fund.
Bruce Eddy, PhD.
Bruce Eddy, PhD.
Executive Director
Theresa Reyes-Cummings
Theresa Reyes-Cummings, MPA, GPC
Deputy Director
Susan Jones
Susan E. Jones, LCSW 
Senior Program Liaison
Rochelle DePriest
Rochelle DePriest, LCSW, MPA
Program Liaison
Taryn M. Lichty
Taryn M. Lichty
Behavioral Health Data Administrator
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Jenn Clark
Finance Administrator

Board and Committees

  • Sandra E. Jiles, MPA

    Sandra E. Jiles, MPA

  • Alice Kitchen, LCSW, MPA

  • Rochelle L. Harris, Ph.D.

  • Joy J. Payne

  • Karla Williams

  • Desarae G. Harrah, J.D.

    Desarae G. Harrah, J.D.

  • Desarae G. Harrah, J.D.

    Jessica Garcia

  • Desarae G. Harrah, J.D.

    Suzie Schuckman

  • Andrea Rodriguez

    Andrea Rodriguez

  • Dr. James M. Walden

    Dr. James M. Walden


Board of Trustees

Community Mental Health Fund
  • Sandra E. Jiles, MPA – Chair
  • Karla Williams – Treasurer
  • Rochelle L. Harris, Ph.D. – Secretary
  • Marsha Campbell – Board Member
  • Alice Kitchen, LCSW, MPA – Board Member
  • Dacia L. Moore, MA, LPC – Vice Chair
  • Kirby A. Randolph, Ph.D. – Board Member
  • Joy J. Payne – Board Member
  • Desarae G. Harrah, J.D. – Board Member
  • Andrea Rodriguez - Consumer Advocate – Board Member
  • James M. Walden, MD - Community Volunteer – Board Member
  • Suzie Schuckman - Sherwood Center – Board Member
  • Jessica Garcia – Educator – Board Member

Advisory Council (AC)

Community Mental Health Fund
  • Theresa Cummings – Staff
  • Rochelle DePriest – Staff
  • Dr. Bruce Eddy – Staff
  • Kristina Jones – Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)
  • Susan Jones – Staff
  • Fausto Mora – Consultant, Mattie Rhodes Center
  • Dr. Gino Taylor – The Family Conservancy
  • Jose Torres – Culture Journey LLC
  • Jacquelyn C. Moore – Community Volunteer
  • Sandra E. Jiles  Trustee
  • RaeShaun Williams
  • Dr. Kirby A. Randolph  Trustee
  • Athena Horton - University Health Behavioral Health
  • Karyn Finn - Cornerstones of Care
  • Taryn Lichty - Staff
  • Jenn Clark - Staff

Accountability and Compliance Committee

Community Mental Health Fund
  • Rochelle Harris – Chairperson
  • Joy Payne – Co-Chair
  • Marsha Campbell
  • Alt: Alice Kitchen

Appropriations Committee

Community Mental Health Fund
  • Marsha Campbell – Chairperson
  • Alice Kitchen – Co-Chair
  • Joy Payne
  • Rochelle Harris
  • Sandra Jiles

Education and Planning Committee

Community Mental Health Fund
  • Sandra Jiles - Chairperson
  • Dacia Moore
  • Marsha Campbell

Finance and Internal Committee

Community Mental Health Fund
  • Karla Williams – Treasurer
  • Dacia Moore – Co-Chair

Value-Based Payment AD HOC Committee

Community Mental Health Fund
  • Marsha Campbell
  • Dacia Moore
  • Sandra Jiles
  • Dr. Kirby Randolph
  • Karla Williams
Mental Health Financial Assistance

Supporting equitable and quality mental health care in Jackson County, Missouri.


1627 Main Street, Suite 500
Kansas City Missouri, 64108

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