Dr. Greg Meissen

Past Chair

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Greg’s relationship with Saint Francis Ministries began about 50 years ago when he joined the staff of the Passport to Adventure program. As a professor of psychiatry and Coordinator of the Community Psychology doctoral program at Wichita State University, he taught organizational development, community leadership, and community-based applied research. In 1985, he founded and served as director of the Self-Help Network, which has since grown into the WSI Center for Community Support & Research. He has had faculty appointments at Harvard School of Medicine and Boston University, as well as served on Surgeon General Koop’s Council on Self-Help and Public Health. Greg has worked with numerous Kansas nonprofit, coalitions, community-based and faith-based organizations with a focus on leadership, capacity building, and sustainability throughout his career.
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