Three members of the Mississippi Board of Mental Health were recently confirmed for new terms by the Mississippi Senate. Dr. Sara Gleason of Jackson was confirmed for her first term on the board, while Robert Landrum of Ellisville and Teresa Mosley of Clinton were re-confirmed for new seven-year terms.
The Board of Mental Health is composed of nine members appointed by the Governor of Mississippi and confirmed by the State Senate. By statute, the board is composed of a physician, a psychiatrist, a clinical psychologist, a social worker with experience in the field of mental health, and one citizen representative from each of Mississippi’s five congressional districts (as existed in 1974). Dr. Gleason represents the psychiatrist category, Landrum represents the Fifth Congressional District, and Mosley represents the Fourth Congressional District.
Dr. Sara Gleason is a board-certified psychiatrist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she is a professor and executive vice chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. She is director of consultation-liaison psychiatry and a supervising attending on the adult inpatient psychiatry ward and in the outpatient psychiatry clinic. She serves as the psychiatrist representative on the board.
Robert Landrum is a family member of an individual with disabilities and has been active in this field since he and his wife began taking part in Ellisville State School’s Parents and Friends Organization in the early 1980s. He has served on Ellisville State School Parent’s Association and the Mississippi Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. He represents the Fifth Congressional District on the board.
Teresa Mosley is the owner of TRM Educational Consulting and is the lead psychometrist with the Mississippi College Dyslexia Education and Evaluation Center. She spent a decade in the classroom teaching students and has also completed work for the Mississippi Department of Education in the offices of Curriculum and Instruction and School Improvement, as well numerous school districts in the state of Mississippi. She represents the Fourth Congressional District on the board.
The Mississippi Board of Mental Health meets the third Thursday of every month. For more information about the board, visit the Department of Mental Health web site at www.dmh.ms.gov/who-we-are/board-of-mental-health/.