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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 106.

Term Length: Two years

Staff Contact: Mark Oster, 952-891-7452

Membership Roster 
Jennie Bennett - Chair
Mary Darud - Vice Chair
Ashley Koll - Vice Chair
Paula Angel
Richard Aylward
Shannon Bailey
Eve Divine
Ann Drivas
Sarah Eischen
Taylor Hager-Plahn
Kathleen Harrison
Kelly Johnson
Stephanie Johnson
Kari Juarez
Alexis Katzer
Vanessa Glavas
Mark Oster
Kristen Rotter
Shelley Pucci
Janell Schilman
Steven Tye
Jean Wagner

Last updated: 9/12/2016 9:01 AM