Advisory Board Meetings

All meetings of the Chester County MH/IDD Advisory Board are open to the public and are held at the Government Services Center.  Meetings begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. in Room 149. To confirm meeting time and location by calling 610-344-4057.

  Executive Subcommittee Members

  • Denise Bryer, R.N., M.S.N. - Chair
  • Dr. Veda Maany - Vice-Chair
  • Blake Jessica Emmanuel - Secretary

Adult Mental Health Subcommittee

Meets Quarterly - 2nd Monday of March, June, September and December

Staff: MHIDD Deputy Director, Candy Craig

Board Representatives: Denise Bryer

ID Subcommittee/Self-Determination

Meets 1st Wednesday each month

Staff: ID Deputy

Board Representative: Vacant

2019-2020 Advisory Board Members

  • Denise Bryer, R.N., M.S.N. - Chair
  • Dr. Veda Maany - Vice Chair
  • Blake Jessica Emmanuel- Secretary
  • Katherine Gelling
  • Ashley Ian Doyle, CPS, FPS
  • Cynthia Barimani
  • Rabbi Sue Greenberg
  • Phillip A. Lawson, Ph.D.
  • Donald R. Altemus, MS,CPS,CRS
  • Vacant (4)

Purpose of the Board

  • Review and evaluate needs, services, facilities, and special problems
  • Develop annual plans for mental health and intellectual disability programs
  • Make recommendations regarding MH/IDD services in the county, including service contracts and the funds required to implement the program
  • Review program performance and recommend a system of program evaluation
  • Recommend candidates for the position of MH/IDD Administrator
  • Each subcommittee reviews issues on planning and evaluating services and needs, and makes recommendations to the Advisory Board.