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

  • 4:00 PM
  • Quarterly
  • MHDS Office (March, October, and December meetings)
    2nd Flood Conference Room #1
    111 N Pennsylvania Avenue
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
  • Wyoming County Court House (May meeting)
    Commissioners Meeting Room
    1 Court House Square
    Tunkhannock, PA 18957

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
    Term expires: April 27, 2020
  • Sandy Faux (Wyoming County)
    Term expires: March 31, 2020
  • Todd Hastings
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Commissioner Thomas S. Henry (Wyoming County)
    Term expires: February 12, 2020
  • Tom O'Neill
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Jane Walsh Waitkus (Council Member)
    Term expires: April  01, 2019
  • David G Wilson (Wyoming County)
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Dr. Carl Charnetski Term expires 12/31/2021

Open Positions

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

  • Physicians (2), Psychiatrist and Pediatrician preferred 
  • Local health and welfare planning organizations or local general hospitals (1)
  • Local citizens' organizations active in the field of mental health (1)