About Us

FY 2020 MHRBWCC Board of Directors

OhioMHAS Appointments

  • Ken Houghtaling, Wilmington
  • Rachel Sams, Wilmington
  • Jenni Frazer, Mason


  • Tina Fischer, Blanchester
  • Shelley Stanforth, Maineville
  • Kristin Taulbee, New Vienna

Warren County
Commissioner Appointments

  • Rahul Gupta, Loveland (Vice Chair)
  • Sarah Kirby, Maineville
  • Tiffany Mattingly, Mason
  • Patricia Prendergast, Springboro
  • Jonathan Westendorf, Franklin
  • Sharon Woodrow, Mason

Clinton County
Commissioner Appointments

  • Marsha Wagstaff, Wilmington (Board Chair)
  • (vacancy)

Board Governance Policies

How is our board of directors selected? 

The MHRS Board of Directors is a diverse group appointed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), and the Warren and Clinton County Commissioners. By Ohio law, each appointee is limited to two consecutive terms of four years each.

OhioMHAS names six members that include professionals, consumers, family members, and advocates for people with mental illness and/or substance addictions. County commissioners appoint the remaining members of the 14-member board based on population. Currently, Warren County Commissioners appoint six members, while Clinton County Commissioners appoint two.  

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 212 Cook Rd., Lebanon, OH. 

Self-Guided Tour of MHRS Provider Agencies

Over time, members of the MHRS Board of Directors get to know the agencies and the work they carry out through Board contracts and funding. In addition to receiving periodic updates from agency staff at regular Board meetings, members may also visit locations from time to time. The maps below can help you locate a specific location more easily.

Agency Location
Solutions - Kingsview  Map
Solutions - Lebanon  Map
Solutions - Mason  Map
Solutions - Springboro  Map
Solutions - Wilmington  Map
Talbert House - Lebanon  Map
Talbert House - Franklin Map
Talbert House - Wilmington  Map
Beech Acres - Lebanon  Map
NHO - Connie's Crossing  Map
NHO - Randy's Place  Map
NHO Mound Street  Map
NHO - Bernie's Place  Map
NHO - Herkin's House  Map
NHO - Clean Acres (Men)  Map
NHO - Clean Acres (Women)  Map

Meeting Schedule

The MHRS Board of Directors will meet the following dates during Fiscal Year 2019:

  • July 11, 2018
  • August 8, 2018
  • September 12, 2018
  • October 10, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • December 12, 2018
  • January 9, 2019
  • February 13, 2019
  • March 13, 2019
  • April 10, 2019
  • May 8, 2019
  • June 12, 2019

Appointee/Applicant Responsibilities 


This guideline documents the process and documentation required for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) approval of board member appointment. Pursuant to Section 340.02 of the ORC, the OhioMHAS Director shall appoint six members to 14 member boards. The remaining appointees (hereafter referred to as Appointees) are to be appointed by the board[s] of County Commissioners.

OhioMHAS Values, General Guidelines, and Core Belief

Having all of OhioMHAS’ appointment seats full is desirable and assures that the interests of Ohio residents who need mental health and addiction treatment, prevention, and peer/recovery support services are protected in each local community.

Board appointment candidates must reflect non-discrimination against any person or group of persons and assure the diversity of the board area in race, ethnicity, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. Boards are in the best position to recruit and recommend qualified local residents that reflect the demographic makeup of the local board area. OhioMHAS reserves the right to recruit applicants for vacant appointments.

Appointee/Applicant Responsibilities

Volunteer service as board members is essential in designing an effective and efficient mental health and addiction system of care.  Members must:

  • Attend all board meetings
  • Attend board member training sessions
  • Maintain applicable Ohio professional licenses
  • Serve on applicable subcommittees of the board

If conflicts of interest or disqualifying conditions arise after appointment is made appointees are expected to notify OhioMHAS and, if necessary, resign the appointment.

Prospective board members who wish to be appointed to vacant seats must complete, sign and date, the board member appointment application and give the application to the Executive Director of the Board or designee and/or the Chairman/President of the Board.

Board members who wish to be reappointed, and are eligible for reappointment must complete, sign and date, a current board member appointment application prior to the appointed expiration date (June 30th of the end of term year).  Once completed, the applicant should give the application to the Executive Director of the Board or designee and/or the Chairman/President of the Board.

If you are interested in serving in a volunteer board appointment, fill out the Application for Board Appointment and mail it to:

Mental Health Recovery Services

212 Cook Road
Lebanon, Ohio 45036

Ohio Revised Code