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SAMHSA News - September/October 2007, Volume 15, Number 5

New Members Named to Advisory Council

SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) recently announced the appointment of four new members to its National Advisory Council.

The appointees include a veteran mental health advocate, an Academy Award-winning actress, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and an expert in managed mental health care policy and mental health systems.

Chaired by CMHS Director A. Kathryn Power, M.Ed., the Advisory Council meets twice a year and advises and consults with the leadership of SAMHSA, CMHS, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding activities and policies carried out by the Center.

King Davis, Ph.D.

As the Executive Director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Dr. Davis promotes improved mental health for the people of Texas through the support of effective mental health services, research, policies, and education. Dr. Davis previously served as the Commissioner for the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse and as the Director of the Virginia Community Mental Health Services.

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Ledro R. Justice, M.D.

An expert in child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Justice has been practicing general psychiatry for more than 30 years. With experience in academia, the military, and several private facilities, he is currently a consultant with West Moreton Child and Youth Mental Health Services, in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

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James P. McNulty

Mr. McNulty currently serves as the Coordinator for the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs for the Division of Behavioral Health in Rhode Island’s Department of Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals. He was formerly CEO of a mental health advocacy organization and has been extensively involved in volunteer advocacy in the field of mental illness.

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Anna Patty Duke Pearce

An Academy Award-winning actress, Ms. Pearce has used public forums such as “Larry King Live,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and National Public Radio to speak about the possibility of recovery and overcoming the challenge of stigma common among individuals living with mental illness. She travels the country as an advocate, participating in fundraisers and speaking out to the public about mental health. End of Article

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Reducing Wait Time Improves Treatment Access, Retention
Part 1
Part 2
What Is NIATx?
What Is Process Improvement?
STAR-SI in Action: South Carolina
STAR-SI Participants
 ACTION Campaign
From the Administrator: Striving for Quality…
One Step at a Time

Grant Awards Announced

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Celebrating Recovery Month

Workplace Report: Employees & Drug Use

Workplace Helpline Active

Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrating Services

Science and Service Awards

CMHS Advisory Council: New Members Named

Presidential Award Bestowed

Prevention Journal Spotlights Homelessness, Mental Illness

TAP 29: Managing Treatment System Performance

Criminal Justice & Treatment: New Brochure


SAMHSA News - September/October 2007, Volume 15, Number 5