Board of Directors

Executive Committee

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Nathaniel S. Walsh, Esq.
Chairman

Mr. Walsh is Co-Founder of St. Louis Title, LLC.  In 2004, he co-founded McGowan & Walsh, LLC, an historic renovation company focused on contributing to the revitalization of downtown St. Louis and Kansas City.  Nat served as the Chairman of WestBridge Bank from 2007 to 2011. He serves on the Board of Habitat for Humanity-St. Louis, the Board of Governors of The Missouri Athletic Club (MAC), the MAC’s Charitable Society for Children and has served on the Board of Trustees at Rohan Woods School in St. Louis.

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Tracy Beckette
Treasurer

Mr. Beckette retired after a 45-year career in banking. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at Heartland Bank. He served in the U.S. Army, both active duty and the Army National Guard, from 1971 to 2005, retiring with the rank of Brigadier General. Mr. Beckette serves in a number of volunteer leadership roles, both military and civic. Military affiliations include the National and Missouri National Guard Associations, Army Engineer Association, American Legion Post #4 and many others.  He is a member of the Mid-County YMCA Board of Managers, the Saint Louis University Service Leadership Program Advisory Board, Saint Louis Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Missouri Athletic Club.

Directors

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Sally Barker

Ms. Barker a partner in the labor and employment law firm of Schuchat, Cook & Werner, which primarily represents unions and individuals. Her son, Alex, died from major depressive disorder in 2007, and she has endeavored to use her grief constructively to help improve mental health care and combat the stigma associated with mental illness. She established a website in memory of her son designed to provide a forum for peer support for those suffering from mental illness and crisis intervention.  The website has received awards from MHA and the Gateway Center for Giving.

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Angelia D. Bills, MSW

Ms. Bills is President and CEO of Eagle Productions, LLC. She previously was the Vice President of Communications for the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. Prior to joining the Urban League in 2003, she served as a public information specialist at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. She is a member of the iHeart Radio Community Advisory Board, St. Louis County Board of Zoning Adjustment, United Way Charmaine Chapman Society, Urban League Guild, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Top Ladies of Distinction and the Whitney M. Young Society.

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Lori Dowd

Lori Dowd, Founder and Executive Producer of StoryTrack, has long seen the connection between mental wellness and personal development. She is passionate about helping young people and families understand that while mental health concerns can be daunting, seeking and receiving help is a sign of strength. “Lack of access to mental health services is a serious public health problem. Studies report that untreated depression and anxiety in teens can have negative effects past adolescence. Let’s help our young people grow into strong, resilient people no matter what life deals out!”

Dowd is a founder of Midwest Moon Mindfulness Community and has served on the board of SSM Hospice. She has also volunteered with Alzheimer’s Association, Public Relations Society of America, Nicaragua Partnership Community, and Second Presbyterian Church in St. Louis.

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Katrina S. McDonald Fuller, MSW, LCSW

Ms. Fuller is Chief of Public Affairs at Compass Health Network. Previously she was Senior Vice President of Community-Based Behavioral Health, overseeing both adult and children’s services throughout Crider Health Center’s four-county service area. Prior to her current role, she served as Crider’s Director, then Vice President of Children and Family Services.

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Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson, a Principal at Edward Jones, has a history of community volunteerism and knows the value of connecting personal purpose to organizational mission. “My father has paranoid schizophrenia and I have witnessed firsthand the impact mental health has on society, both in education and other opportunities.” For Henderson, being a Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri board member is an important part of supporting people impacted by mental illness connect to opportunity.

Prior to moving to St. Louis, Henderson served on the boards and committees of the Mineola (TX) School District Education Foundation, the Mineola Civic Center, and Stepstones Ministry International.

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Hon. Jean Kirkton

Ms. Kirkton was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in November 2008, fulfilling four terms, and serving on several committees, including Appropriations for health, mental health and social services, as well as Health and Mental Health Policy and MO HealthNet Oversight. Prior to that she was elected to the Webster Groves City Council and practiced as a critical care nurse and nurse anesthetist. She serves on the boards of Epworth Children & Families and the National Women's Political Caucus of Metro St Louis.

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Michael McCartney

Michael McCartney, owner of McCartney Wealth Management, LLC, recognizes the need for making mental health services more accessible for individuals and families. “I have been impacted by family and friends with mental health issues, including an uncle who died by suicide. Society generally has a hard time addressing mental health issues and it seems that resources are even more limited at times of crisis. Awareness and support from both the private and government sectors are desperately needed.” This mission is what drives McCartney’s service in the non-profit mental health sector.

McCartney has served on the boards of Boys Hope/Girls Hope of St. Louis and the St. Louis Soccer Club.

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Patty Morrow

Ms. Morrow is Vice President of Behavioral Health for Mercy East. Over the last 26 years, Patty has worked exclusively in the non-profit sector for several mental health and social service organizations, including Family Resource Center, Bridgeway Behavioral Health and Gateway Regional Medical Center.   As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Social Worker, she served as a mental health therapist in various clinical roles in her career including areas of child welfare, addiction and mental health treatment.  Increasing access to mental health care, particularly for the underserved, has been a great passion for Patty throughout her career. She also serves as Board Chair for the Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis.

 

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Jasmin Patel

Ms. Patel is Assistant Vice President for Research Strategy and Innovation at Saint Louis University (SLU). She is passionate about mental health advocacy and achieving parity in healthcare. Prior to joining SLU, she was the Chief of Staff at the University of Chicago’s Research Computing Center and Executive Director for Arete, a Research Accelerator at the University of Chicago. She also volunteers on the program committee for Cortex.

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Clinton Shocklee

Mr. Shocklee is President and CEO of TriRinse, Inc, a St. Louis-based firm that provides innovative recycling and storage solutions to the agriculture industry. He is also President of NCG/TRI Joint Venture as well as Founder and CEO of Flexible Fleet Leasing. He serves on the board of The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance and partners with Criminal Justice Ministries.

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Mark Stansberry

Mr. Stansberry retired in 2011 after a long career in health and mental health administration. He was Executive Director of BJC Behavioral Health since 2002. Prior to that, he was Regional Administrator and served in other leadership capacities with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Boone Hospital Center and Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center in Columbia, Missouri, and University Hospitals of Cleveland, in Cleveland, Ohio.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Psychiatric Stabilization Center and Gateway Housing First. He has also volunteered with Behavioral Health Response, Family Mental Health Collaborative and the Regional Health Commission.

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Adam Tenzer

Mr. Tenzer is Senior Vice President of Employee Digital Experience for MasterCard Operations and Technology. Prior to joining MasterCard in 2006, he was an associate economist at Welch Consulting and a research associate at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.

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Jeff Wiktorski

Mr. Wiktorski is a Sr. Vice-President, Commercial Sales Manager at Fifth Third Bank, responsible for leading a team of commercial relationship managers for the Missouri Region.  Jeff has 30+ years in corporate banking working exclusively for Fortune 500 companies. Prior his role with Fifth Third Bank, he worked with GE Capital and Chase Bank. In addition to his role with MHA, he serves on the Executive Board of Make-A-Wish/Walk for Wishes and MS Leaders Challenge Advisory Council. He has also been active with Operation Food Search, the American Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House, Covenant House, Junior Achievement and leading Fifth Third Bank’s United Way campaign.

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Karl Wilson, PhD

Dr. Wilson is a retired clinical psychologist. He was the first President and CEO of Crider Health Center (now Compass Health Network) which he led for 33 years. He taught community psychology and mental health policy over a 38-year period at Washington University in St. Louis. He has served as Chair on several Boards, including the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Missouri Mental Health Commission, Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri, Missouri Foundation for Health, Community Council of St. Charles County, Non-Profit Services Center and Behavioral Health Response. He also served on the national Board of Mental Health America and on the founding Boards of Missouri Health Connection and the St. Louis City Senior Services Fund. 

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Joe Yancey

Joe Yancey, former CEO of Places for People, has been involved in the St. Louis behavioral health landscape for many years. He has had an ongoing relationship with Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri (MHA-EM) through his work with the Department of Mental Health, Places for People, and personal advocacy efforts. In 2017, Yancey also received the Silver Key award at the Snow Ball Gala.

“I am very aware of the critical role that MHA-EM plays within our regional behavioral health system and the diversity of those roles and contributions, not only to the system, but to providers and those served as well. I am also particularly interested in supporting the B4Stage4 philosophy of treating mental illness before a crisis.”

Yancey is currently serving as director on the SSM Health System (St. Louis Region) and St. Louis Regional Health Commission boards and has served on the boards of Behavioral Health Network and NAMI St. Louis.

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