Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center’s new director of Child and Family Services is a familiar face.
Christina Mann, a former Bert Nash WRAP (Working to Recognize Alternative Possibilities) team leader, was announced Thursday as the Center’s new Child and Family Services director.
“Christina brings strong leadership, clinical and partnership skills to the Center,” said Patricia Roach Smith, Bert Nash chief operating officer, who announced Mann’s hiring.
Mann is excited about reuniting with the Bert Nash team. She replaces Janice Storey, who accepted a position in June as associate vice president of behavioral health with Amerigroup.
“I’m delighted once again to be joining the Bert Nash staff,” Mann said. “I am inspired by the Center’s mission to provide innovative and accessible services and to cultivate strong partnerships across Douglas County and in our state. I certainly share the team’s passion in Child and Family Services for improving the health of children. I look forward to our meaningful work together.”
Most recently, Mann has been director of student development and partnerships for the Eudora School District.
“It’s impossible to measure the positive effects of her leadership in the lives of our students and their families,” said Don Grosdidier, Eudora school superintendent and a member of the Bert Nash Governing Board of Directors. “There is not a student or employee in this district who has not benefitted in some way from Christina’s vision, dedication and passion for supporting all the needs of our students — academic, behavioral, social and emotional. We thank Christina for her truly distinguished service to our schools, our students and our community, and wish her well in this new chapter.”