Schmitz Succeeds Johnson as Bert Nash CEO

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Patrick Schmitz   Patrick Schmitz After an extensive search, The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center in Kansas tapped Patrick J. Schmitz MA LMHC to replace retiring CEO David Johnson. Bert Nash has enjoyed tremendous growth and gained national recognition for service excellence during the 16 years of leadership and vision provided by Johnson.

Schmitz was previously CEO of Plains Area Mental Health in Iowa, which is also a member of mhca. He built a solid reputation there as a leader and skilled community collaborator. Schmitz said one of the things that most attracted him to Bert Nash was the center’s strong community partnerships. Director of Outreach and Compliance Department Kim Keleher was named Interim CEO at Plains Area.

We are pleased to continue our association with both Bert Nash and Plains Area, and wish everyone well in their new endeavors!
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