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Missouri Mental Health Director To Retire

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Missouri Mental Health Director To Retire

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  —  The Director of the Missouri Department of Mental Health has announced his plans to retire on June 30. Dr. Keith Schafer, is leaving after more than 28 years of service to the mental health field. He has been DMH Director for a total of 16 years serving two different times, […]

Missouri Mental Health Director To Retire

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  —  The Director of the Missouri Department of Mental Health has announced his plans to retire on June 30.

Dr. Keith Schafer, is leaving after more than 28 years of service to the mental health field.

He has been DMH Director for a total of 16 years serving two different times, from 1986-1994 and from 2007-2015.

The Missouri Mental Health Commission will begin a 60-day national search for a new Director on Friday. Commission Chair, Neva Thurston, has appointed Commissioner Steve Roling to lead the search.

The process will include input from statewide representatives from behavioral health and developmental disabilities organizations. The Commission expects to have a new Director hired this summer.

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