Members of The Dallas 40 believe it is imperative to learn more about important community issues by “drilling down” into a subject … listening to, learning from and interacting with those who are leading the way. Our speakers, all prominent in their own spheres of influence, address our meetings to educate our members on these issues and to enable them to influence the direction of our community based upon informed choice. By providing entree to circles of business, professional and community leaders, The Dallas 40 affords its members and invited guests the opportunity to engage the community’s best and brightest in a dialogue that makes a difference. The Dallas 40 is a nonpartisan organization, with membership open to men and women of all ages.
Monday, February 8th
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Maggiano’s
5:30 Appetizers and Cash Bar
“Revolutionizing Mental Health Care Through Innovation”
Dr. John W. Burruss, CEO, Metrocare Services
Six percent (6%) of us will suffer from a severe mental illness this year—that’s 150,000 people in Dallas County and 1.5M people state-wide. Mental illness has touched or will likely touch all of us, either directly or indirectly, at some point during our lifetimes. The key challenge facing our community in effectively and efficiently treating mental health illness is a lack of resources, both financially and in the development of effective tools, areas in which Texas ranks 49th in the nation. Come learn how Metrocare Services is on the cusp of revolutionizing mental health care through entrepreneurial thinking and technological innovation.
John Burruss, M.D., leads an organization of 800+ employees, providing a comprehensive array of services at 15 locations across Dallas County, and serving 50,000+ unduplicated patients each year with an annual budget of $106M. Metrocare’s software initiative, XenatiX, is leading the way in providing actionable data to improve mental health care and research throughout Texas, while The Altshuler Center for Education & Research provides training to more than 200 healthcare professionals each year. | Full Bio
Following the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.
Guests are always welcome. We request a per-guest fee of $15. If a guest joins as a member on the day he/she attends a meeting, the $15 fee is credited against the dues fee. Annual Memberships are $75 per person or $130 per couple.
Maggiano’s, Northpark, 8687 N Central Expy, Suite 205, Dallas, TX 75225-4499 / Phone: 214-360-0707
Meeting is on the 2nd floor; a receptionist will direct you to the room. Surface, garage and valet parking are available. Maggiano’s entrance is on the south side of the mall. You can also enter from inside the mall.