This event was held in partnership with Johnson County (Kansas) Mental Health.
This roundtable discussion brought together a diverse panel of senior and emerging leaders from three organizations, each sharing their experiences and strategies to best support emerging leadership development, highlighting what has worked well for them and what has not.
In this roundtable, you will:
- Learn from the experiences of senior and emerging leaders as they share their successes and challenges in leadership development and engagement
- Discover practical strategies for engaging and empowering emerging leaders
- Gain insights into the importance of organizational culture, skills development, accountability, and other key factors that influence leadership development
- Understand the unique challenges and opportunities of cultivating emerging leaders in today’s dynamic behavioral health environment
Misty Cromwell is the Executive Director of the Muskingum Area Mental Health & Recovery Services Board. She has been employed with the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board for 8 years, assuming the Executive Director’s position in August 2019. Misty leads the staff of 8 in creating and maintaining a system that provides mental health and substance abuse services to individuals and families in a six-county area. Misty has worked in the behavioral health arena since 1994. Misty earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work from the Ohio State University. She has over 15 years of experience in community mental health working directly with diverse populations whose needs range from crisis management, inpatient psychiatric stabilization, trauma/loss, and chemical dependency.
Tim DeWeese is the Director of Johnson County Mental Health Center. The Mental Health Center is a department of Johnson County (KS) Government and employs more than 400 staff who provide behavioral health services to nearly 12,000 county residents annually. Tim possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Missouri Southern State University and a Master of Social Work Administration degree from the University of Kansas. He is a Licensed Mental Health Professional in Kansas and has over 30 years of experience in community mental health, where he has worked in various capacities. He possesses extensive knowledge and experience in the public mental health delivery system, client-centered leadership, and program design/development. Tim also served more than 10 years as a commissioned officer in the Army Reserve and National Guard.
Jamie McGrew is the Care Management Director at the Muskingum Area Mental Health and Recovery Services Board. Ms. McGrew’s responsibilities at the MHRS Board cover a wide variety of areas but include coordinating training and maintaining partnerships with community members, first responders, schools, and service providers. Ms. McGrew acts as a liaison for five Suicide Prevention Coalitions covering six counties and assists with coordinating resources and activities for those Coalitions, oversees the Quick Response Teams in six counties, coordinates an 8 county Critical Incident Stress Management Team, is the CIT Coordinator for the Crisis Intervention Training for the six-county region, is the regional coordinator for the Handle With Care program, and provides community trainings in QPR, Vital Cog, PAX Tools, and Trauma Informed Care.
Jessica Murphy, LMSW is an Emergency Services Deputy Division Director at Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) in Johnson County, Kansas. With over 17 years of experience in the mental health field, Jessica has held various positions such as attendant care, case manager, and crisis clinician before becoming the team leader for the Johnson County Co-Responder program in 2017. In that position, she started three programs and expanded four others, leading the county team from 11 co-responders to 20.5 positions in 2022. Most recently, Jessica oversaw the development and implementation of having a “civilian responder” model in Johnson County with the Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT), which aims to provide the community with the right response to mental health crises.
Dr. Christopher Zubiate is an esteemed leader in health policy, administration, and practice. He possesses over two decades of experience, dedicating his professional career to serve some of California’s most disenfranchised and unhealthy populations—those suffering from persistent mental illness. His personal experiences as a member of the Native American community, paired with his expertise in healthcare administration and clinical social work, underpin his unique ability to effect changes that result in more inclusive, innovative, and cost-effective systems. At present, Dr. Zubiate holds the position of President and CEO of Ever Well Health Systems, an organization committed to advancing and integrating behavioral healthcare across the country. He also offers his expertise as a Charter Member of Legatus, an organization for top-ranking Catholic business leaders.