Board information

Board Roster:

Tom Schmelzer, Board Chair

John Wellet,       Board Vice-Chair

Jon Houtz,          Board Secretary (Commissioner)

Wendy Salyer

Karl Duda

Bing Johnson

Tracy Richer

Antar Nasser

Jay Gallagher

Open Position

Gina Wright

Joe Scheid

Leonard Kolcz, Commissioner Alternate

Board Meeting Schedule

Pines currently has one (1) open board position, If interested, please let us know. Terms are 3 years.  We especially encourage those who have received mental health services, family members of those that have received services, and/or those of historically underserved groups to apply.

A public community mental health services program board must consist of 12 members, and be representative of persons, agencies, and organizations interested in and/or receiving behavioral health services, and the general public.  All members must be at least 18 years of age, and have a primary Branch County residence. At least 1/3 of the board is comprised of those that have received services or are family members.  All meetings are held at Pines Behavioral Health, 200 Vista Drive, Coldwater.

January 26, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.  Electronic Meeting. In accordance with Branch County’s Declaration of a local state of emergency on December 8, 2020, this meeting will be held over Zoom technology. To participate, access the Zoom website and select “Join Meeting”.  You will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 962 9316 5551 and Password: 790830. You may also call: 1-312-626-6799, using the same Meeting ID and Password as above.  All participants will be muted upon entry, however, there are two opportunities for public comment. You may “raise your hand” during these periods to comment.  These instructions will also be repeated at the beginning of the meeting. If you need accommodations to access this meeting, please contact us at 517-278-2129.

February 23, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.  Electronic Meeting. In accordance with Branch County’s Declaration of a local state of emergency on December 8, 2020, this meeting will be held over Zoom technology. To participate, access the Zoom website and select “Join Meeting”.  You will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 978 4680 4621 and Password: 773065. You may also call: 1-312-626-6799, using the same Meeting ID and Password as above.  All participants will be muted upon entry, however, there are two opportunities for public comment. You may “raise your hand” during these periods to comment.  These instructions will also be repeated at the beginning of the meeting. If you need accommodations to access this meeting, please contact us at 517-278-2129.

March 23, 2021 – 6:00 p.m. Electronic Meeting. In accordance with Branch County’s Declaration of a local state of emergency on December 8, 2020, this meeting will be held over Zoom technology. To participate, access the Zoom website and select “Join Meeting”.  You will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 932 0576 7798 and Password: 775071. You may also call: 1-312-626-6799, using the same Meeting ID and Password as above.  All participants will be muted upon entry, however, there are two opportunities for public comment. You may “raise your hand” during these periods to comment.  These instructions will also be repeated at the beginning of the meeting. If you need accommodations to access this meeting, please contact us at 517-278-2129.

April 27, 2021 –  6:00 p.m. Electronic Meeting. In accordance with Branch County’s Declaration of a local state of emergency on December 8, 2020, through December 31, 2021, this meeting will be held over Zoom technology. To participate, access the Zoom website and select “Join Meeting”.  You will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 962 3712 5327 and Password: 088280. You may also call: 1-312-626-6799, using the same Meeting ID and Password as above.  All participants will be muted upon entry, however, there are two opportunities for public comment. You may “raise your hand” during these periods to comment.  These instructions will also be repeated at the beginning of the meeting. If you need accommodations to access this meeting, please contact us at 517-278-2129.

May 25, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.  Electronic Meeting. In accordance with Branch County’s Declaration of a local state of emergency on December 8, 2020, through December 31, 2021, this meeting will be held over Zoom technology. To participate, access the Zoom website and select “Join Meeting”.  You will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 930 5269 0842 and Password: 286792. You may also call: 1-312-626-6799, using the same Meeting ID and Password as above.  All participants will be muted upon entry, however, there are two opportunities for public comment. You may “raise your hand” during these periods to comment.  These instructions will also be repeated at the beginning of the meeting. If you need accommodations to access this meeting, please contact us at 517-278-2129.

June 22, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.  Electronic Meeting. In accordance with Branch County’s Declaration of a local state of emergency on December 8, 2020, through December 31, 2021, this meeting will be held over Zoom technology. To participate, access the Zoom website and select “Join Meeting”.  You will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 871 5082 9483 and Password: 749032. You may also call: 1-312-626-6799, using the same Meeting ID and Password as above.  All participants will be muted upon entry, however, there are two opportunities for public comment. You may “raise your hand” during these periods to comment.  These instructions will also be repeated at the beginning of the meeting. If you need accommodations to access this meeting, please contact us at 517-278-2129.

July 27, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.  Electronic Meeting. In accordance with Branch County’s Declaration of a local state of emergency on December 8, 2020, through December 31, 2021, this meeting will be held over Zoom technology. To participate, access the Zoom website and select “Join Meeting”.  You will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 822 1954 2151 and Password: 542529 You may also call: 1-312-626-6799, using the same Meeting ID and Password as above.  All participants will be muted upon entry, however, there are two opportunities for public comment. You may “raise your hand” during these periods to comment.  These instructions will also be repeated at the beginning of the meeting. If you need accommodations to access this meeting, please contact us at 517-278-2129.

August 24, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.  Electronic Meeting. In accordance with Branch County’s Declaration of a local state of emergency on December 8, 2020, through December 31, 2021, this meeting will be held over Zoom technology. To participate, access the Zoom website and select “Join Meeting”.  You will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 843 9782 3740 and Password:  You 920098 may also call: 1-312-626-6799, using the same Meeting ID and Password as above.  All participants will be muted upon entry, however, there are two opportunities for public comment. You may “raise your hand” during these periods to comment.  These instructions will also be repeated at the beginning of the meeting. If you need accommodations to access this meeting, please contact us at 517-278-2129.

September 28, 2021 – 6:00 p.m. (FY 2022 Budget Hearing)

October 26, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.  

November 23, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.  

December, 2021 – TBD

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