About MHS

Established in 1969 at the inspiration of Dr. Max Graves, its founder, MHS has provided high quality behavioral health treatment for several decades. As the area’s primary provider of behavioral healthcare, we serve Clark and Madison Counties with a wide scope of services designed to assist all needs and ages, from youth to the elderly.

MHS offers a seamless continuum of care. Our scope of services is vast; therefore, special emphasis is given to matching the skills of our staff with the demands of their position.

As we look to the future and our continued commitment to growth, we endeavor to enhance our team with the same caring and compassion currently found at the heart of our organization.

Our Mission

We are a private, not-for-profit, comprehensive behavioral healthcare system dedicated to increasing individual, family, and community resiliency through collaboration, integration with primary care and provision of high-quality, cost-effective behavioral healthcare.

Our Vision

MHS will be recognized for excellent behavioral healthcare.

  • We provide quality clinical programming to meet the needs of our patients and the community
  • We practice sound fiscal management
  • We align technology to further our vision
  • We employ exceptional people who are competent, engaged, and caring

Our Values

We believe in:

  • Practices that are values-driven, efficient, accountable, and adaptable
  • A high level of professional standards by continually investing in the professional development of our staff
  • Compassionate care, treatment, and rehabilitation based upon accepted best practices
  • Providing a just culture of safety, quality, teamwork, trust, and collaboration that promotes respect and dignity for all
  • Being vested in the communities we serve

Meet our Team

Our physicians represent the heart of Mental Health Services and our commitment to the population we serve. We strive to give the best possible care to ensure effective treatment and positive outcomes. We embody the spirit of our founder, Dr. Max Graves, in the services we provide.

Curt Gillespie, LISW, LPCC, LICDC

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gillespie has 29 years of experience with Mental Health Services, having worked in Inpatient, Outpatient (both Youth and Adult), and Community Support Programs.  He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Master’s in Social Work.  Curt uses both his business management and social work expertise to lead the organization.

Mark Smith, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Smith is the Chief Medical Officer at Mental Health Services for Clark and Madison Counties, Inc. and is a General Psychiatrist with experience in treating adult patients with psychiatric illnesses.  He completed his residency training at Kettering Memorial Hospital through the Wright State University School of Medicine.  He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and specializes in a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses.

Kalpana Vishnupad, MD

Assistant Medical Officer

Dr. Vishnupad is a General Psychiatrist with experience in treating adults and seniors with psychiatric illnesses.  She completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and her fellowship training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  She is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry and specializes in a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses in adults and geriatric patients.

Yiu-Chung Chan, MD

Dr. Chan is a General Psychiatrist with experience in treating adults with psychiatric illnesses.  He completed his residency training at the Ohio State University Hospital through the Ohio State University Medical School and specializes in a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses.

Brendan T. Carroll, MD

Dr. Carroll is a General Psychiatrist with experience in treating adult patients with psychiatric illnesses.  He completed his residency training at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry and specializes in a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses and treatments such as Vivitrol.

Sunita Agarwal, MD

Dr. Agarwal is a General Psychiatrist with experience in treating patients of all ages with psychiatric illnesses.  She completed her fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at CHMC in Cincinnati, and her residency training at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and specializes in a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses.

Fawzia Toor, MD

Dr. Toor is a General Psychiatrist with experience in treating children and adolescents with psychiatric illnesses.  She completed her fellowship training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and her residency training at Metro Health Medical Center (affiliated with Case Western Reserve University), specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Yakov Sherk, MD

Dr. Sherk is a General Psychiatrist with experience in treating children, adolescents and adults with psychiatric illnesses.  He completed his residency training at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and specializes in a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses.