Board Member Profiles

Lynnie Smith – President (2013-2015)

Lynnie spearheaded the first mental health mobile crisis program in the Dallas area 15 years ago. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an accredited Surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).  Her career as an Administrator in the mental health field has been focused on the operational and strategic business direction of Mobile Crisis Teams, Assertive Community Treatment Teams, and Facility-Based Crisis Stabilization programs. She has participated and chaired numerous advocacy committees on behalf of the mental health communities in Durham, NC and Dallas, TX.  Her current role is Director of 10 Youth and Family Centers for the Dallas Independent School District.

VACANT –   President Elect (2017-2019)

Bethany McClean –   Past President/Legislative Chair(2017-2019)

Bethany McClean, RN, MSN, is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She currently holds the title of Clinical Programs Director, School Based Health, at JPS Health Network in Ft. Worth, TX. Bethany McClean has 25 years experience in nursing, concentrating on women’s and children’s health. She resides in Arlington, Texas with her family. Ms. McClean has served on the board of TASBHC since 2006.

Michael Steinert –  Treasurer (2017-2019)

Michael has worked in the field of behavioral health and childrens health services for over 17 years as a clinician, administrator, and advocate.  He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and currently serves as the Executive Director of Student Support Services for the Fort Worth Independent School District.  He has been a member of the TASBHC Board of Directors since 2006.

Melinda Cantu, LCSW – Executive Secretary( 2017-2019)

Melinda Cantu is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has served as Clinical Coordinator for one of the Fort Worth Independent School District’s Family Resource Centers since its inception in 2003.  She has worked as a clinician, administrator, and Adjunct Faculty in the field of behavioral health.   Melinda has been a member of TASBHC since 2008 and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Ottis Goodwin – Director(2017 – 2019)

Ottis has worked in community mental health in Europe and the United States for many years.  He currently oversees the school based health center efforts at Fort Worth Independent School District.

http://www.fwisd.org/family/Pages/default.aspx

Amanda (Mandy) Mendez, RN, MSN – Director (2017-2019)

Mandy is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She currently works as a nurse practitioner in School Based Health, at JPS Health Network in Ft. Worth, TX. She has 13 years experience in nursing. She resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband.

http://www.jpshealthnet.org/About-JPS/locations/School-Based-Health-Centers.aspx\

Retta Knox – Director (2017-2019)

Retta is a founding member of TASBHC, school nurse, and administrator of the school-based health clinic ion Hart, Texas.

https://www.hartisd.net/vnews/display.v/SEC/District%20Info%7CHealth%20Clinic

Kaley Smith – Director (2017-2019)

Kaley Smith is the Executive Director for Chambers Community Health Centers, which includes Bayside Clinic and West Chambers Medical Center; both designated Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).  Originally from Corpus Christi, Kaley holds Bachelor’s and Master’s in Health Administration; both from Texas State University-San Marcos.  Kaley started her career in healthcare administration the summer of 2009 as an “intern” at Chambers Health, ascending to her current assignment as Executive Director in short order.  In 2011, Kaley, along with an administrative intern wrote, and was awarded, through the DSHS a grant to open a SBHC in collaboration with a local school district.

www.ChambersHealth.org