Deborah Geesling, President
Deborah lives in Phoenix, AZ and serves families and health care providers across the state. Deborah is the former Chair of the East Valley Behavioral Health Coalition and is a founding member of The Association for the Chronically Mentally Ill (ACMI).
When Deborah began to experience the effects of Serious Mental Illness (SMI) in one of her own children, she took courageous “Momma Bear” action to love her son and navigate a mental health care system that traditionally separated families and left the mentally ill vulnerable to sexual abuse, homelessness, and drug addiction.
As Deborah’s journey with her own son, now in recovery from mental illness, unfolded she discovered ways to bring practical HOPE for families affected by the mental illness of a child that have amplified her voice across America..
By learning ways to navigate the mental health care system and advocate for holistic care and family involvement in the journey of a child’s mental illness, Deborah’s voice has been heard nationwide. She is now an advocate and trusted resource for parents across America who have a child suffering from mental illness. She has been mentioned in several publications for her advocacy and support of those with SMI.
Matthew Geesling, Vice President
Matthew is Division Manager of Technologies with Teamfishel. He has over 35 years’ experience in the Data and Telecommunications Cabling Industry.
Because of the difficulties that Matthew’s family walked through in fighting for resources for their own son, Matthew has developed a passion for caring for the most vulnerable mentally ill. You will often find him handing out care packages to the mentally ill homeless community, buying food, water, and giving the last few dollars in his wallet to help someone in need.
Bob Campbell, Member and Director of Crisis Care Development
Bob’s background includes 48 years in corporate IT and the last ten with a non-profit organization in the Phoenix area. He has been the sole caregiver for his wife with a brain illness for the last decade.
Currently he volunteers as a database consultant for a mission agency as well as an adviser to P82 Project Restoration, Inc.
Bob Campbell chairs the Committee tasked with overseeing the development and implementation of Crisis Care Team training for faith groups.
Richard Mihalik, Member
Currently retired, happily married for 60 years, with 7 children, 15 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Richard has worked in Business Administration and Management his entire career. While attending Seton Hall University, Richard worked part-time during nights and weekends over a two-year period as a Counselor for young boys at a county-run children’s home and shelter. This had a meaningful impact on his life and birthed a passion for helping those who are the most vulnerable and in need.
Trey Richardson, Faith Advisor
Trey is a trained, experienced, and skilled Biblical counselor who walks out his passion for prayer and pastoral care by overseeing Small Groups and the prayer team for P82 Homes. He compassionately counsels couples and individuals at Center Church in Gilbert, Arizona. Trey and his wife, Charlotte, also lead the women’s ministry, have 4 married children and 14 grandchildren who bring them great joy – especially when they are all together!
Nancy Barto, Member
Nancy Barto served in the Legislature from 2006-2022, chairing the Health and Human Services Committees.
Moved by the inhumanity and injustice of the victims of abortion, Nancy found herself in the political realm working for protections not only for unborn children and their mothers, but systems accountability for the elderly, foster children and individuals with severe mental illnesses.
She and her husband, Joe Barto, grew up in the Valley and are proud parents of three daughters, sons-in-law and three grandchildren. Nancy studied Vocal Performance and Elementary Education at Arizona State University and A.S.U. West.
Richard & Micalann Corcilius, Members
Richard and his wife of 28 years met in church, the same church they attend today in Arizona. It was an amazing plan God had to bring two people together from opposite coasts. Richard is from Southern California and Micalann is from New Jersey. Together they own a small business in the healthcare industry. They have two grown children, one of whom works with them in the family business.
Their concern for this undeserved and unfortunately growing segment of our society stems from personal experience dealing with a family member who struggles with SMI.