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

Goals for 2018

  • Identify strategies to improve and expedite processes for licensures
  • Determine ways to collaborate with MMHPI on workforce issues
  • Consider  development of a strategic plan for recruiting and sustaining a mental health workforce
  • Determine intern interview process across agencies, using information from the ICAP Survey; explore hiring practices
  • Build strategic partnerships and actively recruit participation of institutions of higher learning
  • Explore using retired psychiatrists as volunteers
  • Consider expansion of utilization of telehealth opportunities in the community

What's Happening?

Meeting minutes 1/24/18

Meeting Date, Time, Location

Fourth Wednesday of the month, 3:00 pm, Lena Pope Amon Carter Center, 3200 Sanguinet St, Fort Worth, TX 76107


Michelle Cowden ACH Child and Family Services (817) 866-7138

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

Committee Members

Joan Barcellona Parent Representative

Dr. Thomas Burdenski Tarleton State University

Jan Finch University of Texas - Arlington

Meghan Glovier MHMR of Tarrant County

Jessica Grady ACH Child & Family Services

Martha Granger Alliance for Children

Rick Hoefer University of Texas - Arlington

Jennifer Johnson The Art Station

Jennifer Martin Texas Christian University

Sam McCage Cook Children's

Julie Merriman Tarleton State University

Betty Nuru United Health Services

Francine Pratt Tarleton State University

Lisa Rowett JPS Health Network

Jamel Slaughter University of Texas - Arlington

Emily Spence-Almaguer UNT - Health Sciences

Adam Stevens MHMR of Tarrant County

Deborah Sweat JPS Health Network

Byron Talley MHMR of Tarrant County

Heidi Tournoux-Hanshaw The Art Station

Mark Ware MHMR of Tarrant County

Shnease Webb Lena Pope

Todd Weill Janssen

Esperanza West MHMR of Tarrant County

Joshua Wheeler MHMR of Tarrant County

Tiffany Wigington Tarleton State University

Contact Us

3200 Sanguinet Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Patsy Thomas, President

For more information call: 817.927.5200 or email: