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Schwartz to speak at NAMI meeting
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Talaya Schwartz will talk about Health Homes, a new Medicaid service, at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meeting, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Thelma Harms Room, located in the basement of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway Ave., Great Bend.
Schwartz has lived in Great Bend her whole life, except for the years spent attending Fort Hays State University at Hays. She has a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance and a master’s in Health Administration. She served as a case manager at The Center for Counseling and Consultation for one year, and then accepted the CSS Director position and has been working in that position ever since. Schwartz stated, “I am passionate about working with mentally ill  consumers and am fortunate enough to get to see people recover, grow and change every day. I am surrounded by experienced and hardworking coworkers who make a difference in people’s lives daily.”
NAMI is a free support group for individuals living with mental illness and their family members. It meets from 7-9 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at St. Rose. For more information contact Mary Radenberg, president, 620-617-1690 or