Enhance access to behavioral health resources in our community.

Goals for 2017

  • Improve collaboration, networking, relationships, and referral processes through a quarterly networking session of intake staff of MHC member agencies and stakeholders.
  • Explore opportunities to improve care transitions for better client outcomes.
  • Use unique positions to identify gaps in the community and report to the committee.

What's Happening?

Fourth of four quarterly meetings with Intake and Front-Line staff from member agencies/companies will be held October 2017.  The meeting topic will be a demonstration and discussion of TarrantCares as a community-wide tool for assisting with access.

Third of four quarterly meetings with Intake and Front-line staff from member agencies/companies was held May 2017.  The meeting topic was, "Networking:  How to do it and why it is important for our work". 

Second of four quarterly meetings with Intake and Front-Line staff from member agencies/companies was held February 2017.  Mock case studies were presented and discussed to enhance participant's knowledge of services within our community and issues related to those services.





Meeting Date, Time, Location

Last Wednesday of the month, 12 noon, The Excel Center, 1223 Presidio, Fort Worth, TX 76102


Cristal Clark JPS Health Network (817) 702-2035

Carolyn Hanke Millwood Hospital/The Excel Center (817) 538-7041

Committee Members

Sylvia Alcorta MHMR of Tarrant County

Meredith Bond ACH Child and Family Services

Deidre Browne MHMR of Tarrant County

Erin Fairleigh Lena Pope

Kim Garrett Recovery Resource Council

Sue Khaled Sundance Behavioral Healthcare

Julie Merriman, PhD Tarleton State University

Keena Pace MHMR of Tarrant County

Wendy Pittman Cook Children’s

Elissa Riesenfeld Beacon

DiAnn Rucker Santa Fe Youth Services

Sara Shepherd MHMR of Tarrant County

Contact Us

3200 Sanguinet Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Patsy Thomas, President

For more information call: 817.927.5200 or email: