NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM DIRECTORS

State Hospital Organizations

NASMHPD has an affiliation with the approximately 220 state psychiatric hospitals located throughout the United States. The facilities include hospitals for children, adults, older persons, and people who have entered the mental health system via the court system. NASMHPD holds a National Summit every two years to convene the superintendents of all of these hospitals.

In addition, NASMHPD has helped establish the following four regional organizations, each of which meet annually: the Southern States Psychiatric Hospital Association (SSPHA), the Midwestern Association for State Mental Health Organizations (MASMHO), the Western Psychiatric State Hospital Association (WPSHA), and the Northeast Regional State Psychiatric Hospital Association (NERSPHA).

A contact for each regional organization is listed below.

Midwestern Association for State Mental Health Organizations

Midwestern Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wisconsin.

Regional Chair: William "Bill" Gibson
Chief Executive Officer
Lincoln Regional Center
PO Box 94949
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4949
(402) 479-5388
E-mail: Bill.gibson@nebraska.gov

Western Psychiatric State
Hospital Association

Western Region: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington,Wyoming.

Regional Chair: Dallas Earnshaw, A.P.R.N., C.N.S., B.C.
Superintendent
Utah State Hospital
Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
1300 East Center Street
Provo, Utah 84603
Phone: (801) 344-4200
Email: dearnshaw@utah.gov
Website: http://www.wpsha.org/

Southern Association for State Mental Health Organizations

Southern Region: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia.

Regional Chair: James E. Smith, L.C.S.W., D.C.S.W.
Superintendent
North Texas State Hospital
Department of Mental Health & Mental Retardation
P.O. Box 2231
4730 College Drive
Vernon, Texas 76385
Phone: (940) 552-4000
Fax: (940) 553-2500
Email: James.Smith@dshs.state.tx.us
Web Site: http://www.sspha.com/

Northeast Regional State Psychiatric Hospital Association

Northeastern Region: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont.

Regional Chair: Dr. Patrick Canavan
Chief Executive Officer
Saint Elizabeths Hospital
Department of Mental Health
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20032
Phone: (202) 299-5500
Fax: (202) 561-6957
Email: Patrick.canavan@dc.gov