North Country CMH Commends Outgoing Board Members

North Country Community Mental Health (NCCMH) recently recognized four members of its Board of Directors whose terms of service have ended.

Board Chair Ed Ginop presented special resolutions to Paul Liss, Robert Draves, and Christian Marcus at the NCCMH December meeting for fulfilling their roles with distinction and dedication. Katina Banko was not present and received the resolution after the meeting.

Paul Liss served on the NCCMH Board for fourteen years, having been appointed by the Otsego County Board of Commissioners in 2009. He served on the Finance Committee and Executive Committee, and as Chair of the Personnel Committee.

Christian Marcus served on the NCCMH Board for ten years and was appointed by the Antrim County Board of Commissioners in 2013. In addition to serving as Chair of the Finance Committee, he also represented NCCMH on the Northern Michigan Regional Entity Board of Directors for three years.

Robert Draves was appointed to the NCCMH Board in 2019 by the Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners and served through December 2022. In addition to serving on the NCCMH Board, Draves also represented NCCMH on the Northern Michigan Regional Entity Substance Use Disorder Oversight Board.

Katina Banko was appointed to the NCCMH Board by the Kalkaska County Board of Commissioners in 2021 and served on the Finance Committee.

NCCMH provides services to residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Kalkaska, and Otsego Counties experiencing a serious mental illness, severe emotional problem, or intellectual/developmental disability, including individuals with co-occurring substance use disorder.

There are fourteen board members on the NCCMH Board of Directors who represent the six counties served by NCCMH. They are County Commissioners or appointees of their County Board of Commissions. The County Commissions will be appointing four people to replace the outgoing NCCMH board members.

In addition, there are two vacancies, one in each of Charlevoix and Kalkaska Counties. If you are a resident of Charlevoix or Kalkaska County and are interested in supporting NCCMH programs, services, and clients by serving on the NCCMH Board of Directors as an appointed county representative, please contact your Board of Commissions.