About us


Shawnee Mental Health Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit mental health center that has been serving the residents of Adams, Lawrence and Scioto Counties in Ohio since 1973. Our first office was located in Portsmouth, Ohio adjacent to Portsmouth Receiving Hospital (the state psychiatric hospital for south east Ohio). In 2001 we moved from that location to 901 Washington Street in Portsmouth into the former Leet Lumber Company Building which we purchased and remodeled into offices.

Services in the other two counties were provided out of small, leased offices until the early 1980s when the Adams County Commissioners and the Lawrence County Commissioners received grants from the National Institute of Health to build two office buildings (one in West Union, Ohio in 1980, and one in Coal Grove, Ohio in 1981) to house our clinics. In 2003 we opened a second clinic in Coal Grove, but due to expansion of our original clinic in Coal Grove, we moved all of our Lawrence County services to one facility in 2015. We serve over 6,000 people each year.

In 2009, we began offering primary care services to clients of the Center. These services were expanded thanks to grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Two of our locations (Portsmouth and West Union) have been designated as rural health clinics and now we offer primary care services to the general public.

We are proud of our involvement in the communities we serve and we hope to continue to grow and develop services that meet the changing needs of those we serve.

Board of Directors

  • Andrew Mains - Chairperson
  • Jeff Gaskin - Vice Chairperson
  • Nancy Elkins - Treasurer
  • Barry Rodbell - Secretary
  • Diane Clevinger
  • David Miller
  • Tina Moritz
  • Oscar L. Perry
  • Gary Maddix
  • Holly Blaske
  • Beth Pancake
  • Cathy Ramey
  • Karyn Justice

Administrative Staff

  • Cynthia Holstein, MA - Executive Director
  • John Bowman, LPCC-S - Clinic Director, Lawrence County
  • Anita Bowman, LISW-S - Clinic Director, Scioto County
  • Sherry Bellar, LISW - Clinic Director, Adams County
  • Katy Lewis, LSW - Corporate Compliance Officer
  • Tricia Ellis, Director, Human Resources
  • Jill Cottrill, CFO

Client Rights Contact

For any questions involving CLIENT RIGHTS, please contact Katy Lewis at 740-355-8620

Notice of Privacy Practices

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