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 Change in Meeting Schedule

Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services announces the following changes in the Advisory Board meeting schedule for 2020.  Meetings were scheduled to be held at 4 p.m. at the Luzerne-Wyoming Counties MHDS Office, 111 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 200, Wilkes-Barre, PA, in the 2nd Floor Conference Room #1 with the Wyoming County Commissioners hosting the May meeting at the Wyoming County Court House, Commissioners Meeting Room, 1 Court House Square, Tunkhannock, PA.  Due to Covid-19, please note the changes in the schedule below:

Thursday, March 26 - Canceled

Thursday, May 28 Canceled

Rescheduled for Thursday, June 11, 3:30 p.m. -5 p.m.

Via Virtual Meeting*

Thursday, September 24**

Thursday, December 10**

The public is invited to attend


*Please call the MHDS Office at the numbers listed below regarding the June 11th virtual meeting.

**Location to be determined.  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
  • Todd Hastings
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Dr. Chelsea Graziano
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Commissioner Thomas S. Henry (Wyoming County)
    Term expires: April 14, 2023
  • 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):

  • Local citizens’ organizations active in the field of mental health (1)