Impacting Our Community

Our Mission

The mission of Greater Louisville Behavioral Health is to provide services surrounding behavioral health and substance abuse, especially to those in the criminal justice system through:
  • Education about the addiction of substance abuse & its consequences.
  • Behavioral health substance abuse prevention.
  • Community support for those going through such addiction.
  • Community reflection on substantive data concerning this issue.
  • Engagement with State &a Local government leaders about legislation that will enable healthy behavior, adequate funding, & positive policy decisions.
  • Reformation of the criminal justice system partnering with state and local legal community in dealing with such issues.
GLBH will do this through building a network of community partners, experienced in various areas of service to those with behavioral health and substance abuse issues, as well as various parts of the criminal justice system that are affected by such issues within the system.

Values

Greater Louisville Behavioral Health, has six core values.

Education

Prevention

Support

Reflection

Engagement

Reformation

Our Team

Board members, community stakeholders, volunteers and interns.

Executive Director

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Keith McKenzie

My name is Deacon Keith McKenzie. My love for social Justice concerns spun out of personal experience as a young man growing up in America in the 60s and 70s. In the late 80s I renewed my love for social justice upon entering treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. After leaving treatment, I made a commitment to give back to communities that I experienced as a youth. I believe wholeheartedly the best way to bring about long term behavioral health and substance abuse change is by empowering those who are most impacted. 

Board Members

Fr. Joe Graffis

President

John Reed

Ex. Officio

Stephen Bowling

Treasurer

Jennifer Brinkman

Development Chair

Hosea Mitchell

Membership

Shelton McElroy

Program C. Chair

Amanda Hall

Program Committee

Dr. M. Angela Johnson

Program Committee

Jeff Gardner

President, A.D. Porter.

Mike Morris

Ex. Officio

Interns & Volunteers

Greater Louisville Behavioral Health works with local Universities to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level students to get a first hand experience of working in a macro level social justice environment (community partners, local government, and state legislators). In this context, interns will receive direct practice experience by way of organizing forums, analyzing data, and sharing reports. Reports would would include thematic analysis, synthesized reports, and one pagers.

Volunteers play an important role in what we do at Greater Louisville Behavioral Health. We utilized volunteers to set up for events, maintain databases, registration, emails, flyers, and work in the capacity as an administrator.