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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
Larry VanSickle, Vice-Chair
Oceana County Representative
Pat Bettin, Secretary
Mason County Representative
Mary Alway
Mason County Representative
Ron Bacon
Mason County Representative
Linda Baierl
Lake County Representative
Jennifer Branning
Mason County Representative
Todd Dancz
Mason County Representative
Dawn Martin
Lake County Representative
Andy Sebolt
Oceana County Representative
Kay Seng
Oceana County Representative
Lucinda Shafer
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.

September 21, 2021 – Oceana County Services Building, 844 S. Griswold, Hart
October 19, 2021 – Lake County Courthouse, Commission Room, 800 Tenth St., Baldwin
November 16, 2021 – Harold E. Madden Center, 920 Diana St., Ludington
December 21, 2021 – Harold E. Madden Center, 920 Diana St., Ludington
January 18, 2022 – Harold E. Madden Center, 920 Diana St., Ludington
February 15, 2022 – Harold E. Madden Center, 920 Diana St., Ludington
March 15, 2022 – Harold E. Madden Center, 920 Diana St., Ludington



The West Michigan Community Mental Health Governing Board will meet Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake County Courthouse, Commission Room at 800 Tenth St. in Baldwin.

The meeting is open to the public. If you need assistance accessing the meeting, please contact Kim Goodrich at (231) 843-5401.

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.

WMCMH Governing Board COVID-19 Protocols

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