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Children's Mental Health Local Advisory Council

The council seeks input from parents, former consumers, providers, and others about the needs of children with emotional disturbance in the local area on services needed. LACBylaws.pdfBylaws.

The Children’s Mental Health Local Advisory Council (LAC) increases awareness of mental health. Despite an increased understanding of the underlying biological basis to mental health disorders, individuals with mental health issues often face negative judgments or actions from others. Find out about mental health awareness letters.

The members of the Children's Local Advisory Council for Children's Mental Health are representatives of the following areas:

  • Parents
  • Collaborative Representative
  • Dakota County Children’s Mental Health Supervisor
  • Previous Consumers of Children’s Mental Health Services
  • School Professionals
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Dakota County Community Probation Officer
  • Youth members
  • Dakota County Public Health Nurse

Father of a child with a mental health concern, educator, youth members (ages 14 to 17)

Meetings: Second Monday of every month, from 4-6 p.m.
Location: Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley - Room L139.

Term Length: Two years

Staff Contact: Mark Oster, 952-891-7452

Membership Roster 
Katherine Harrison - Chair
Paula Angel - Vice Chair
Diane Allen
Ann Drivas
Janell Schilman 
Katherine Farsht
Kathleen Harrison
Kathryn Scheele
Joe Pirner 
Mark Oster
Paula Angell
Shelley Pucci 
Suzette Scheele
Sonja Odrand
Tanya Johnson
Vanessa Glavas
Greg Michael
Max Ebsen
Shannon Bailey

Last updated: 9/12/2013 10:45 AM