Engage & Excel: Communities Transforming Behavioral Health Systems

September 2nd, 2016 / Robert / 0 comments December 1-2, 2016, Austin, TX For teams of local, county, and regional behavioral health system leaders Across Texas, local community leaders and stakeholders are coming together regionally to talk about local behavioral health systems. MMHPI is bringing these communities together to share what they’ve learned and to work with experts in the field. This 1½ day … Continue reading Engage & Excel: Communities Transforming Behavioral Health Systems

Smith County Behavioral Health Leadership Team Spearheading Local Systems Change

May 17th, 2016 / Robert / 0 comments Smith County Behavioral Health Leadership Team Spearheading Local Systems Change DALLAS (May 11, 2016) – “Texas is unique in that it is the only large state that does not have an organized infrastructure for comprehensively coordinating resources to manage behavioral health services to populations at the local or regional level. Historically, there has been an … Continue reading Smith County Behavioral Health Leadership Team Spearheading Local Systems Change

Leadership Spotlight: Anu Partap, MD, MPH

May 17th, 2016 / Robert / 0 comments Leadership Spotlight: Anu Partap, MD, MPH Dr. Anu Partap has extensive experience in the clinical, behavioral and developmental health needs of at-risk children with special focus on children affected by violence. Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute frequently calls upon Dr. Partap as a knowledge resource and to participate in projects to assess needs and educate … Continue reading Leadership Spotlight: Anu Partap, MD, MPH

A Talk with Andy Keller, PhD, the Institute’s New CEO

May 17th, 2016 / Kanani Quijano / 0 comments A Talk with Andy Keller, PhD, the Institute’s New CEO by Kanani Quijano, Director of Communications, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute On January 1, 2016, the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute’s newly appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Andy Keller succeeded founding CEO Thomas W. Luce, who continues to serve on the Board of Directors. … Continue reading A Talk with Andy Keller, PhD, the Institute’s New CEO

Celebrating Two Years and Looking Forward

May 17th, 2016 / Robert / 0 comments Celebrating Two Years and Looking Forward by Coby Chase, Vice President for External Affairs, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute marked the beginning of its third year with a look back at its remarkable trajectory since being founded in 2014. The Institute’s first year solidly established its leadership and team infrastructure, … Continue reading Celebrating Two Years and Looking Forward

Make it Okay to Say™ in May

May 17th, 2016 / Kanani Quijano / 0 comments Make it Okay to Say™ in May Participate in National Mental Health Awareness Month at OkaytoSay.org by Kanani Quijano, Communications Director, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute The month of May is associated with renewal, growth and hope, appropriate for the designation of National Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. Each year, mental health advocates … Continue reading Make it Okay to Say™ in May

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Announces New CEO

December 1st, 2015 / Kanani Quijano / 0 comments Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Announces New CEO December 1, 2015 Andrew Keller, PhD will succeed Thomas W. Luce as CEO. Tom Luce will remain on the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute’s Board of Directors. The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) announced today the appointment of Dr. Andrew Keller as Chief Executive Officer, effective … Continue reading Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Announces New CEO

Diabetes and Depression

November 20th, 2015 / Robert / 0 comments Diabetes and Depression November 20, 2015 Dr. Michele R Guzmán and Kendal Tolle, LMSW November is National Diabetes Month and is intended to increase awareness of the disease and its effects on millions of people in the U.S. Approximately 26 million children and adults in the U.S. have Type I or Type II diabetes, with … Continue reading Diabetes and Depression

Executive Profile – Nicole Lievsay

November 19th, 2015 / Robert / 0 comments Executive Profile – Nicole Lievsay November 19, 2015 Vashtai Kekich “My work and roles have positioned me well to represent the Institute in Houston and to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and create an environment of collaboration,” says Nicole Lievsay, the new Harris County Regional Director of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. … Continue reading Executive Profile – Nicole Lievsay

Leader Spotlight – Dr. Tony Fabelo

November 12th, 2015 / Robert / 0 comments Leader Spotlight – Dr. Tony Fabelo November 12, 2015 Vashtai Kekich Dr. Tony Fabelo is the Director of the Research Division of the Council of State Governments and is helping provide the momentum needed to make necessary changes in the justice system for individuals with mental illness. Working from the Austin office of the Counsel … Continue reading Leader Spotlight – Dr. Tony Fabelo