KANZA Celebrates 54 Years of Service

KANZA Mental Health and Guidance Center, Inc. celebrated its 54th annual meeting October 26th at the Klinefelter Farm and Barn, Hiawatha, Kansas with nearly 90 staff, board and county commissioners, enjoying an excellent meal along with recognizing several staff for years of service.  Department leaders highlighted their department’s accomplishment of the Center’s mission to “Offer Hope for a Healthier Tomorrow.”   Dr. Micaela Wexler, DO, Medical Director, shared some of her life experiences leading to her decision to become a psychiatrist and spoke about the importance of mental health services to experience a healthier life.

The Center recognized Kent Saylor, Nemaha County Board member from both boards, for his 28 years of service.  During his all of his tenure Kent has served as secretary/treasurer and helped found the KANZA Mental Health Foundation that is currently raising funds to renovation the Moser Building in Holton, Kansas as the single site for mental health services in Jackson County. He also serves as president of the Foundation Board.  “It was a wonderful evening and Kent Saylor received a standing ‘O’ for his contributions to KANZA,” shared David Elsbury, CEO.