Our vision is to promote wellness for all community members while ensuring access to a continuum of high quality, recovery-oriented mental health and addiction prevention, treatment, and support services.


Our mission is to provide leadership, support, and funding to community partners and agencies in the delivery of mental health and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services.


MHRB Staff:


Executive Director

Judy Wortham Wood is is the third executive director of the Board and succeeds William Mateer who retired in 2008.

Her extensive experience in both the public and private sectors includes being the Deputy Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health, and the CEO of a Comprehensive Behavioral System. She also has demonstrated abilities to develop successful relationships, collaborative partnerships, and effective communication at all levels of government. Wood also has shown a comprehensive understanding of provider issues, consumer/family issues, and problem-solving skills.

She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Miami University and a M.A. from the School of Public Administration at The Ohio State University. 

Finance Director
Associate Director

Joanna Edwards joined the MHRB in 2018 as the associate director of recovery. 

She has over seventeen years of social work experience based in the fields of healthcare and behavioral health.  Edwards completed her BSSW with a minor in gerontology/long-term care administration and began her career working with the senior population.  Following graduate school and work in both inpatient psychiatry and partial hospitalization, she transitioned to a position working directly with patients and families experiencing medical and/or behavioral health crises.  This afforded her the opportunity to work with a diverse client base with needs such as psychiatric stabilization, chemical dependency treatment, crisis intervention, trauma/loss support, homelessness, domestic violence/abuse, barriers to care, and need for referral to resources in a center serving multiple counties.   Her clients in this environment ranged from infants to the elderly.  At the WHMHRB, Edwards is working with the Wayne County Opiate Task Force, local healthcare systems, youth services and schools, and outpatient providers to identify and meet the needs of Wayne & Holmes Counties.

Executive Assistant