Volunteers are the backbone of any organization including MHA-A. Here are a description of our volunteer committees.

Advocacy Committee

Members: Crystal Heinz, Keri Beasley Jones, Jennifer Lewis
The Advocacy Committee’s goal is to advance local and statewide legislation, policy and funding that enhance opportunities for persons with mental health issues. This committee will oversee aspects of personal and systems advocacy, government, the public policy-making process, and the local or state mental health system.

Communications Committee

The Communication Committee is tasked with increasing visibility in the community through public speaking engagements, social media posts and ongoing communications with the public and media through news releases, newsletters and social media. The goal of the committee is to increase the public’s awareness of MHA-A and the services offered by our organization.

Development Committee

The Development Committee is commissioned by and responsible to the Board of Directors to assume the primary responsibility for raising non-grant funds to support the organization’s mission.

Finance Committee

Chair: Shannon R. Crabill
It has the responsibility of: working with the Executive Director and Board President to create the upcoming fiscal year budget; presenting budget recommendations to the Board; monitoring implementation of the approved budget on a regular basis and recommending proposed budget revisions; recommending to the Board appropriate policies for the management of the organization’s assets.

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is commissioned by and responsible to the Board of Director to assume the primary responsibility for matters pertaining to Board of Trustees recruitment, nominations, orientation, training, and evaluation in accordance with the bylaws of the organization as well as with established policies and practices approved by the Board of Trustees.

Program Committee

Chair: Pam Stephenson
Members: Barb Maclam
The Program Committee is commissioned by and responsible to the board of directors to assume the primary responsibility for working with the Executive Director to define the programming objectives and goals, ensure that all board members are informed of the events going on and how they can best serve. All program-related events, suggestions, or ideas should run directly through the program committee.

Event Taskforce (5K, Golf Tournament, etc)

An event taskforce is created when MHA-A is putting on an event with a specific date. A taskforce will meet as need to provide overall direction and guidance to the specific event. The Event Taskforce Chair will be responsible for all aspects of the event and communicating any needs they have to the Executive Director.


If you are interested in volunteering for a MHA-A committee, please submit your expression of interest to Bruce Blair, Executive Director at