Mental Health and Recovery Board Welcomes Two New Board Members During April Meeting


[Newark, Ohio]—Mental Health and Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties (MHR) swore in two new board members Thursday at the monthly board meeting; Mark VanHoose of Johnstown and Sherry Williams of Howard. OhioMHAS appointed both members to the board.


Mark is recently retired from the Ohio Farm Service Agency as the acting State Executive Director.  Formerly, Mark has served as the County Executive Director for both the Licking and Brown County Farm Service Agencies.  He brings expertise of business management and finance and governmental service to the board.  As a person with shared experience, he brings a family member perspective in understanding the impact of mental health and addiction.


Sherry Williams is recently retired from the National Society to Prevent Blindness-Ohio Affiliate, as the President and CEO, and has done many other things in her distinguished career.  She brings expertise of business management, finance, governmental service, health care practice, human resources, and marketing to the board.  Sherry is also a person with shared experience through family members.


Kay Spergel, Executive Director, stated, “It’s always exciting when we swear in new board members because they bring a fresh perspective and new skills we can all really learn from. Having talented board members is what allows us to serve the community to the best of our ability.”


The MHR Board is a governmental board that provides mental health and addiction services to those who are indigent or in crisis in Licking and Knox Counties. They also have a selection of free community trainings that are available to learn more about mental health and addiction and how the community can help someone in crisis. Anyone may contact the Board to learn more.


Information courtesy of Mental Health & Recover for Licking and Knox Counties