About Us

Welcome to ACCMHS!

At Allegan County Community Mental Health (ACCMHS), we provide managed mental health care and a variety of services and support to residents of Allegan County. Quality service is provided to people with mental illness, a developmental disability, and their families. Quality care is provided through experienced psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, nurses, job developers, and support providers. Each professional works in conjunction with a 12-member volunteer board made up of elected officials, primary and secondary consumers, and interested members of the Allegan County community.

Our Mission: Strengthening our community by improving and advocating for the lives of individuals and families.

Our Vision: Building a community which provides integrated behavioral health care effectively, efficiently, and sustainably for all who require it.

Our Core Values: Integrity, Inclusivity, Honor, Equality, Innovation, Teamwork, Cultural Competency.

Board of Directors

Gale J. Dugan, Chairman
Alice J. Kelsey, Vice Chair
Jim M. Storey, Secretary
Elizabeth (Beth) A. Johnston, Treasurer
Mark DeYoung
Emily J. Schwartz
William (Bill) Buell
Glen a. Brookhouse
John M. Weerstra
Amy J. Clugston
Pastor Craig VanBeek
Kimberly S. Bartnick

Board 2021-2022 Meeting Schedule


Allegan County Community Mental Health is accredited by Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

CARF accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally accepted standards. Achieving this accreditation demonstrates our commitment to exceptional, personalized care. An organization, such as ACCMHS, receiving the highest level of CARF accreditation has undergone a detailed peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors, during an on-site visit, its commitment to providing programs and services of the highest quality. For more information on CARF, visit www.carf.org.