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

Goals for 2019

  • Study turnover rates in MHC agencies.
  • Create learning opportunities and/or collateral materials for improving retention rates.
  • Create a spreadsheet that indicates requirements for licensure for mental health professions in Tarrant County, including transfer from another state.
  • Collaborate with local colleges and universities to review community needs and match that with university curriculum needs.
  • Work with mental health employers to create strategies to reach mental health professionals from other areas to come to Tarrant County.
  • Engage Workforce Solutions, Chambers of Commerce and other groups focused on workforce development.
  • Work with other community stakeholder groups to determine the need for Spanish-speaking mental health professionals and other support staff and determine ways to address the shortage.

What's Happening?

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 Mullenix ACH Child and Family Services (817) 866-7138

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

Committee Members

Joan Barcellona Family Emeritus

Dr. Thomas Burdenski Tarleton State University

Jan Finch University of Texas - Arlington

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

Julie Merriman Tarleton State University

Betty Nuru United Health Services

Lisa Rowett JPS Health Network

Emily Spence-Almaguer UNT - Health Sciences

Deborah Sweat JPS Health Network

Heidi Tournoux-Hanshaw The Art Station

Shnease Webb Lena Pope

Todd Weill Janssen

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

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

Tiffany Wigington Tarleton State University

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: