About Us

History & Mission

The Richmond Behavioral Health Foundation (RBHFoundation) was established in 2010 to support the essential services of the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) - Mental Health, Developmental Services, Substance Use Disorders, Primary Medical, and Emergency and Assessment available 24/7, 365 days a year. Last year, RBHA served nearly 13,000 individuals - that's over 5% of the City's population. Approximately 30% of those we serve do not have insurance or any means to pay for services. Approximately 35% of the individuals served are children.

Last fiscal year, through the support and generosity of individuals, organizations, corporations, and community partners, RBHFoundation was able to:

  • Provide over $100,000 for capital development at RBHA’s North Campus – increasing the number of individuals we serve for substance use disorders
  • Provide funding for a staff position to serve homeless individuals struggling with mental health and substance use issues
  • Provide funding for a Health Educator position serving both our Main Offices and RBHA’s North Campus
  • Promote recovery and wellness through community events and marketing initiatives
  • Raise awareness in our community around the needs of those with mental illness, addictions, and developmental disabilities
  • Develop partnerships and community initiatives to enhance the lives of the people we serve in our community.

Funding Priorities

RBHFoundation serves to support the work of RBHA by supporting programs and services where gaps in funding exist or where no funding exists. While RBHA focuses on treatment of mental health or substance use or providing supportive services for individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities, RBHFoundation focuses on how we can support, enhance, and increase access to these critical services in our community.

RBHFoundation’s Funding Priorities are:

  • Innovative programs to promote health and wellness
  • Collaborative community partnerships to increase resources for individuals and their families
  • Consumer access to supportive services to improve treatment outcomes
  • Program and service funding and resources to fill gaps in funding
  • Capital resources to increase service capacity across the agency

Staff and Board of Trustees

  • John P. Lindstrom, Ph.D., LCP, President
  • Carolyn B. Seaman, MS, Director of Development, Marketing, and Communications

Board Members

  • John P. Lindstrom – President
  • Jen Kostyniuk – Chair 
  • Thomas Maness - Vice Chair
  • Secretary/Treasurer - VACANT
  • Matt Isner - Immediate Past Chair
  • Eduardo P.G. Vidal – Trustee
  • Amy Steinmann - Trustee
  • Eileen Davis - Trustee
  • Holly Ortiz - Trustee
  • Jennifer Wiggins - Trustee


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