Mental Health & Developmental Services Board

Overview

As found in both the Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities Act of 1966 as well as the Department of Human Services (DHS)  4200 Regulation, the duties of the County Mental Health and Developmental Services Advisory Board are to: 

  • Develop, together with the administrator, annual plans required for Mental Health and Developmental Services
  • Recommend to local authorities not less than two persons for the position of administrator
  • Recommend to the local authorities regarding the program and any other matters relating to mental health and developmental services in the county, including purchase of service contracts and funds required to implement the program
  • Review and evaluate the County Mental Health and Developmental Services’ needs, services, facilities and special problems in relation to the local health and welfare needs, services and programs
  • Review performance under Mental Health and Developmental Services and recommends a system of program evaluation

Meetings

Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services (MHDS)
Advisory Board Announces 2020 Meeting Dates

Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services announces its Advisory Board meetings for 2020. Meetings will be held quarterly, 4 p.m. at the MHDS Office, Second Floor, Conference Room #1, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. The Wyoming County Commissioners will host the May 28th Board meeting at the Wyoming County Court House, Commissioners Meeting Room, 1 Court House Square, Tunkhannock.

              Thursday, March 26  Canceled

Thursday, May 28

Thursday, September 24

Thursday, December 10

The public is invited to attend. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Please notify the MHDS Office at 570-408-1340 or 1-800-816-1880, ext. 1340, no later than 48 hours in advance if special accommodations are required.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Linda Armstrong
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Craig Mark
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Raelene Daring - Vice Chair
    Term expires: April 27, 2020
  • Sandy Faux (Wyoming County)
    Term expires: March 31, 2020
  • Todd Hastings
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Dr. Chelsea Graziano
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Commissioner Thomas S. Henry (Wyoming County)
    Term expires: February 12, 2020
  • Tom O’Neill - Chairman
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Stephen J. Urban - Council Member
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • David G Wilson (Wyoming County)
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Dr. Carl Charnetski - Secretary            Term expires 12/31/2021
  • Dr. Melissa Littleton                                   Term expires: December 31, 2022

Open Positions

There are two open positions on this Board representing the following field(s):

  • Physician (1), Pediatrician preferred
  • Local citizens’ organizations active in the field of mental health (1)