Mental Health & Developmental Services Board


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


  • 3:30 p.m.
  • Quarterly
  • MHDS Office
    2nd Flood Conference Room 1
    111 N Pennsylvania Avenue
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Agendas & Minutes

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

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  • Carl Charnetski, Ph.D
    Term expires: December 31, 2018
  • Raelene Daring
    Term expires: April 27, 2020
  • Sandy Faux (Wyoming County)
    Term expires: March 31, 2020
  • Todd Hastings
    Term expires: December 31, 2018
  • 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: March 31, 2018
  • David G Wilson (Wyoming County)
    Term expires: December 31, 2018

Open Positions

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

· Physicians (2), Psychiatrist and Pediatrician preferred  
· Community groups whose membership represents the economically, socially and culturally disadvantaged.
· Local health and welfare planning organizations or local general hospitals  
· Consumer representative, local citizens' organizations active in the field of Mental Health