Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Board

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Board Members

  •  Mary Dozier
  •  Majken Mechling-Chair    
  •  Joe Landis
  •  Renee Pettit
  • Judy Kunec
  • Lisa Shaffer
  • Jennifer Wolfson


  •  Robert Johnson
  •  Barry Keefe, Vice-Chair
  •  David Grusemeyer
  •  Thomas Dawson  

About the Board

In 1982 the Cape May County Freeholders expanded the role of the county’s Mental Health Board to include services for county residents who are involved with substance use disorder issues.  The Cape May County Mental Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Board was formed to advise the state and the County Freeholders/Commissioners about the services that would best address behavioral health needs in the county. 

The Board develops plans, allocates resources, monitor services and advocates for persons with lived experience and their families.   The Board also oversees the Municipal Alliance Program  

The Board includes representatives from the recovering community, family members, law enforcement, education, and faith-based communities, as well as private, non-profit organizations and individuals interested in or experienced with behavioral health issues.

The Board meets nine (9) times a year on the second Tuesday of each month at 5PM via zoom.  An annual calendar is available in January of each year. Access to the meeting can be requested by emailing Patricia.Devaney@co.cape-may.nj.us.

 988

On July 16th, 2023, 988 became the nationwide 3-digit dialing code for Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Prevention. 988 will connect people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Compassionate, accessible care and support will be available for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress, thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.