As a nonprofit organization, we depend on community volunteers to provide leadership and guidance to our organization. We want to recognize the people who do so much to bring mental health services to those who need them. In this newsletter, we’re featuring Dan B. Haley, the President of our Board of Directors.
Introducing our Board President, Dan Haley
Major Dan B. Haley is the Research & Development Division Commander of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. He has lived in the Northland since 1996 and joined our Board in 2017. He wanted to support the Tri-County Board because, as a police officer, he sees mental health issues play a role in many interactions in our community. He says his service on the Board has “shaped my thinking for how we, as the police, can serve the public and profession in the future.”
Dan sees the greatest challenge for Tri-County to be the rising demand for mental health services.
“It’s great that the stigma surrounding mental health is lessening, but the stigma creates a challenge for us to serve the needs in our community.”
On the other hand, he sees Tri-County’s work in the schools to be the most exciting thing happening now. “The work in the schools provides good inroads to deal with mental health without stigma. Problems get addressed earlier, and families can work to avoid pain for their children.“
Dan has been a community volunteer for decades – he met his wife, Dayra, while ringing bells at Mizzou for the Salvation Army. Their daughter, a freshman in high school, also is a volunteer for Tri-County where she helped at this year’s Tee-Off for Tri-County fundraising event! We are fortunate to have Major Dan B. Haley serving as president of our Board of Directors.