Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday his appointments — including one from Garden City and another from Sublette — to the Governor's Mental Health Task Force, established to re-evaluate the state's mental health system and determine ways to make it stronger and more effective.
Appointees are: Dr. Rick Goscha, Lawrence; Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, Wichita; Captain Bill Cochran, Topeka; Judge Tom Webb, Sublette; Dr. Steven Davies, Horton; Dr. Rick Gaskill, Wichita; Amanda Adkins, Kansas City; Ric Dalke, Garden City; Dr. Charlie Griffin, Manhattan; Dr. Michael Leeson, Lawrence; Becky Gray, Pittsburg; Cathy Ramshaw, Topeka; Pastor David Redmond, Concordia; Les Sperling, Lindsborg; and Mark Potter, Cheney; Father Richard L. Daise, Salina.
The first formal meeting of the task force has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18 in Topeka. At the conclusion of its deliberations, the task force will issue a report to Brownback with its findings and recommendations.