Wednesday, May 26th, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
KEDA presents Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas, Kyle Kessler, Executive Director.
Business owners have been facing unprecedented pressures this past year. While some companies offer health plans that include employee assistance programs, many more employers do not have those resources for themselves or their employees. The state's network of community mental health centers provides services that can fill that void. In addition to exploring their services, Kyle will view some tips we can use within our own organizations and with our partners to identify opportunities for support.
Kyle Kessler is the Executive Director of the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas. Kyle has nearly twenty years of experience in public policy analysis and development with over fifteen years of experience in health and human services public policy exclusively. Kyle began his career in Kansas State Government where he worked for over ten years with his last position being as Deputy Secretary for Public and Governmental Services at the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS). In this position, Kyle was responsible for management of the agency's governmental affairs, communications, and customer service functions. Prior to accepting his new position with the Association seven years ago, Kyle worked for a large behavioral health and child welfare provider for nearly seven years, most recently as their Executive Vice-President of Public Affairs with similar responsibilities to those he held in his last position at Kansas SRS and managing their public affairs in five states.
Kyle currently serves on the Board of Directors for HealthSource Integrated Solutions and Compliance One. He also serves as the Vice-President for the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors. He previously served as the President of the Kansas Children's Alliance and as Treasurer of the Kansas Head Start Association.
Kyle holds Bachelors degrees in political science and history from Emporia State University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Kansas State University.
KEDA Members - No Cost
Non-Members: $25 per person
Registration deadline is Friday, May 21st
No refunds after May 21st