Chief Executive Officer
Michael Countryman assumed the role of Executive Director in May of 2022, Mr. Countryman has been with SCMH for fifteen years and has over 20 years of experience in behavioral health care. Mr. Countryman received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Rehabilitation from Emporia State University in 1999. In 2001 he graduated with honors from Emporia State University with a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. During his graduate studies Mr. Countryman received multiple honors including induction into Psi Chi national honor society for psychology, lifetime membership in Cardinal Key honor society, PERK honors, and served as the public relations representative for the Student Chapter of the Kansas Rehabilitation Association. He has given multiple presentations on crisis intervention in the correctional setting, effective clinical assessments, suicide assessments, homicide risk assessments, and crisis debriefings. For over 10 years Mr. Countryman has acted as a Practicum Field Supervisor and continues to train and educate those entering the behavioral health field.
Chief Financial Officer
As Finance Director for South Central Mental Health, Amanda is responsible for all the company’s financial functions, including accounting, audit and corporate finance. She also oversees the human resources and information technology departments. Amanda is a 2007 graduate of Wichita State University where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree, specializing in Finance and Accounting. Prior to joining South Central Mental Health, Amanda held the role of Chief Financial Officer at Lakepoint Nursing Center. Earlier in her career, she held a Senior Associate position at Kennedy and Coe, a Public Accounting Firm, where she specialized in corporate tax and audit preparation for financial institutions.
Human Resources Director- SHRM-CP
Amber began her career at SCMHCC in 2020 as a Financial Assistant/HR Specialist and she assumed the role of Human Resources Director in 2021. Amber is a graduate of Wichita State University where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree, specializing in human resource management. She is passionate about supporting the SCMHCC team, who positively impact the Butler County community that she has called home her entire life. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with family and friends and watching her girls in dance, cheer and band.
Director of Operations & CCBHC Project Director, MBA
Trisha Wile obtained her undergraduate degree from Wichita State University in 2000 and her master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas in 2018. She began working with South Central Mental Health in 2001 as a children’s case manager, followed by two years of supervising the psychosocial group facilitation program. It was in 2005 that she worked to establish Social Stars therapeutic preschool within Butler County. Social Stars continues to expand and thrive today, thanks to other enthusiastic and successful coordinators.
Trisha’s more active role in the senior leadership team and participation in behavioral health discussions with other leaders across the state began in 2007 when she became the community-based service director. In 2014, Kansas started the health home program. Trisha pushed South Central Mental Health toward providing a whole health focus for individuals who required more complex coordination of care. In 2016 Kansas ended the health home program, encouraging Trisha to transition to her current role as the Director of Operations. Trisha is preparing SCMH for certification as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center. This transition will improve access to higher-quality behavioral health care within the Butler County community.
Trisha enjoys spending time with her children and grandson. You can often find her cheering her children on from the sidelines at softball tournaments and other sporting functions. Trisha lives by Peter Drucker’s quote, “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.”
Trever Krehbiel, MD
Dr. Trever Krehbiel, MD is a mental health specialist practicing in the Wichita, Kansas area since completing his residency in psychiatry in 2011 at The University of Kansas. He completed medical school at the University of Oklahoma in 2007 and returned to the Wichita area to raise his family. Dr. Krehbiel, MD has been heavily involved in the rural mental health centers, and to some extent the local hospitals and has now begun involvement in more specialized treatment for Treatment Resistant Depression with Intravenous Ketamine Infusions. Dr. Krehbiel has affiliated with Via Christi Hospital, Newton Medical Center and continues to provide medical oversight as well as patient care at many of the local rural mental health centers including: South Central Mental Health Counseling Center, Sumner Mental Health Center, Four County Mental Health Center, and Iroquois Mental Health Center. Kansas Mental Health Medicine is the newest clinic involvement for Dr Krehbiel, MD and he's excited to be offering advanced treatments for depression and anxiety at multiple locations across Kansas.
Iris Pauly, LCP
Iris Pauly graduated from Emporia State University with a degree in Clinical Psychology. She began working at SCMH following graduation and has been at South Central Mental Health since. She currently works as the Clinical Director and Clinical Coordinator of the Andover Clinic. Iris is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and enjoys working with all ages, supervising and supporting staff, and educating the community on mental health.
Community Support Service (CSS) Director
Ammie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Minor in Sociology from Emporia State University. She has been with SCMH since 2010. She has experience working in the mental health field for over 15+ years.
She currently is the CSS Director for the Adult Case Management Department and the OneCare Coordinator. Ammie has been married for 19 years to her husband and they have 3 boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching Dateline, and attending her son’s sporting events.
Community Based Services (CBS) Director
Mike is a lifelong member of Butler County and is fortunate to see the positive impact South Central Mental Health makes in his home county, hometown, and the neighborhood he lives in. He began his career with SCMH in 2010 and has performed a variety of roles over the past 12 years. Mike is currently the Community Based Services Director where he oversees all CBS department operations. He has a great appreciation for all those who have served our patients, furthered community partnerships, and made a lasting impact in Butler County. Mike loves his family, friends, fishing, and football.
Jenna assumed the role of Clerical Supervisor in May of 2021. Jenna came to SCMH after directing a local preschool for 6 years and teaching preschool for 11 years prior to that. Jenna oversees all front office operations at all three clinics and enjoys being able to travel between locations and being able to interact and help many of our clients across Butler County. During her off hours you will find Jenna spending time with her family, watching football or enjoying the great outdoors.