In Crisis? Suicidal?

If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide or is in emotional distress, please call:

1-800-992-2061

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A caring, trained clinician is waiting to take your call.

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Governing Board

The West Michigan Community Mental Health Governing Board is comprised of 12 diverse stakeholders who are appointed by the County Commissions of our Lake, Mason, and Oceana County service area. Board members include providers of mental health services, professionals who work closely with mental health service providers, recipients of mental health services, and the general public.

As a critical requirement set forth by the State of Michigan, all Community Mental Health Boards must be generally representative of the people, families, and communities served. West Michigan CMH is proud to continuously meet or exceed the Mental Health Code requirements for these standards.

West Michigan CMH became a three-county Community Mental Health agency serving citizens of Lake, Mason, and Oceana Counties in 1996 and established authority status in 1997. Prior to that time, three separate county-based Community Mental Health organizations were responsible to the State for the delivery of Mental Health Services.

Governing Board

James Prince, Chair
Oceana County Representative
Ron Sanders, Vice-Chair
Mason County Representative
Pat Bettin, Secretary
Mason County Representative
Ron Bacon
Mason County Representative
Jennifer Branning
Mason County Representative
Todd Dancz
Mason County Representative
Jane Hedberg
Oceana County Representative
Katherine Maddox
Lake County Representative
Andy Sebolt
Oceana County Representative
Kay Seng
Oceana County Representative
Barb Stenger
Lake County Representative
Larry VanSickle
Oceana County Representative

Board Schedule

West Michigan Community Mental Health will hold its regular Board of Directors meeting on the third Tuesday (unless noted otherwise) of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the locations listed below. From time to time special Board of Directors meetings will be held with advanced notice being given. The public is invited to attend.

2018/2019 WMCMH Board of Directors Meeting Dates

  • April 17, 2018
    Harold E. Madden Center
    920 Diana Street, Ludington, Michigan
  • May 15, 2018
    Harold E. Madden Center
    920 Diana Street, Ludington, Michigan
  • June 19, 2018
    Hart Counseling and Evaluation Center
    105 Lincoln Street, Hart, Michigan
  • July 17, 2018
    Atwell Mental Health Facility
    1090 N. Michigan Avenue, Baldwin, Michigan
  • August 21, 2018
    Harold E. Madden Center
    920 Diana Street, Ludington, Michigan
  • September 18, 2018
    Hart Counseling and Evaluation Center
    105 Lincoln Street, Hart, Michigan
  • October 16, 2018
    Atwell Mental Health Facility
    1090 N. Michigan Avenue, Baldwin, Michigan
  • November 20, 2018
    Harold E. Madden Center
    920 Diana Street, Ludington, Michigan
  • December 18, 2018
    Harold E. Madden Center
    920 Diana Street, Ludington, Michigan
  • January 15, 2019
    Harold E. Madden Center
    920 Diana Street, Ludington, Michigan
  • February 19, 2019
    Harold E. Madden Center
    920 Diana Street, Ludington, Michigan
  • March 19, 2019
    Harold E. Madden Center
    920 Diana Street, Ludington, Michigan

Necessary and reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered for the meeting, for individuals with disabilities will be made available upon 24-hour notice. Individuals requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Kim Goodrich at 231/843-5401.