Build a culturally competent, high-quality behavioral healthcare workforce in our community.

Goals for 2020

Develop strategies to help Identify & address challenges for recruiting,  training & supporting high-quality,  trauma-informed, cultural & linguistically competent workforce.  

  • Developed survey & will collect data to determine local workforce retention.
  • 2020 MHC Learning Summit:  experts in the field of counseling & social work will address the need to educate undergraduate /graduate students to be prepared to provide trauma-informed MH services in the community.  
  • Disseminate Report for licensure requirements  for mental health professions in Tarrant County, including transfer from other states.

Meeting Date, Time, Location

4th Wed. of the month
at 3:00 pm
The Parenting Center
2928 West Fifth Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107


Paul Gravley Executive Director The Parenting Center (817) 332-6348

Emily Spence, PhD Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Health Equity UNTHSC

Committee Members

Joan Barcellona Family Emeritus

Meghan Glovier My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County

Jessica Grady ACH Child & Family Services

Martha Granger Alliance for Children

Rick Hoefer University of Texas - Arlington

Jennifer Martin Texas Christian University

Sam McCage Cook Children's

Betty Nuru United Health Services

Lisa Rowett JPS Health Network

Deborah Sweat JPS Health Network

Heidi Tournoux-Hanshaw The Art Station

Esperanza West My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County

Joshua Wheeler My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County

Contact Us

3136 W. 4th Street
Fort Worth, TX. 76107
United States

Virginia Hoft, Executive Director

For more information call: 817.927.5200 or email: