Advisory Board Meetings

All meetings of the Chester County MH/IDD Advisory Board, Adult Mental Health Subcommittee, and ID Subcommittee/Self-Determination are open to the public and are currently being held in person with an option to attend virtually. Meetings begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to attend a meeting virtually, contact Tyree Lewis at [email protected].

2023 Board Meeting Dates

  • March 23, 2023 - Agenda
  • June 22, 2023 - Agenda
  • September 21, 2023 - Agenda - A tour will occur starting at 6:00 pm at the Government Service Center and the MH/IDD Advisory Board meeting will began virtually at 6:30 pm.
  • November 16, 2023 - Agenda

2022 Board Meeting Dates

  Executive Subcommittee Members

  • Dr. Veda Maany - Chair
  • Donald R. Altemus, MS,CPS,CRS -  Vice-Chair
  • Vacant - Secretary

Adult Mental Health Subcommittee

  • Meets Quarterly - 2nd Monday of March, June, September and December
  • Staff: MHIDD Deputy Director, Candy Craig
  • Board Representatives: Donald R. Altemus, MS,CPS,CRS

ID Subcommittee/Self-Determination

  • Meets 2nd Wednesday each month
  • Staff: MHIDD Deputy Director, Stephanie Kilcoyne
  • Board Representative: Vacant

2022-2023 Advisory Board Members

  • Dr. Veda Maany - Chair
  • Donald R. Altemus, MS,CPS,CRS - Vice Chair
  • Vacant - Secretary 
  • Phillip A. Lawson, Ph.D.
  • David B. Klein
  • Vacant
  • Kyle R. Finucane
  • Michelle Kichline, Chester County Commissioner
  • Dr. Rachel Daltry
  • Nicole Keegan
  • Jason Kaplan
  • Clayton Kellum
  • William Kelly

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.