Mission and Vision
Do you have a question about Mental & Behavioral Health Here in Kendall County, Texas?
Are you a Mental and Behavioral Health Professional that works and serves, or just lives here in Kendall County?
We want to know you and make connections with you.
These people below work together as a team to make mental health connections here in the County. This website is just to provide a way to connect with our Boerne PD Mental Health Officer, Kendall County Sheriff's Mental Health Officers, Kendall County EMS Paramedic, and Hill Country Family Services Social Worker. Please reach out to us via email with any non emergent needs.
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, Dial 988: National Suicide and Crisis Hotline, or see their website, https://988lifeline.org
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
1. Renee, comfort/emotional support facilities K9 Michelle Quade, Mental Health Deputy (KCSO).
Get in touch with Michelle and Renee at: email@example.com
Michelle is currently working as a mental health deputy for the Kendall County Sheriff’s since May 2019 and in October 2021 obtained her certification as a handler of our first and only comfort/emotional support facility, K9 Renee. Renee is a 4 year old American Lab certified through (SDI) Service Dogs Inc. and serves as a wonderful addition to the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office mental health division.
Michelle earned a Masters Police License, Certified as a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Instructor, SWAT, Hostage Negotiator, and mental health officer instructor. She recently graduated from Capella University with a BS in Psychology and will be continuing her education MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Once she is licensed in the state of Texas as a mental health counselor, her passion is to continue to serve the community, First Responders, Veterans, and LGBTQ community.
2.Michael Cokerham, Mental Health Deputy, (KCSO).
Get in touch with Mike at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Cokerham graduated from the SAPD Academy (Class 89B), on 03/24/1990, and started his career in Law Enforcement at the newly constructed Prue Road substation. During his career Michael worked in Patrol, Community Policing, Directed Patrol, Special Assignment to Covert Operations, and as a Hostage Negotiator. Michael completed is first Negotiation training back in 1999.
Michael transitioned into Crisis Intervention in 2003, when the Memphis Model of CIT was brought to Texas by Houston PD. Michael assisted in bringing CIT training to the patrol division of SAPD. Michael finished out his career of 27 years with SAPD in 2016 as a Field Training Officer.
Michael returned to Law Enforcement with the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, where he is now one of two Certified Mental Health officers in the CIT Unit.
3.Jason Hildebrand, Paramedic
Get in touch with Jason at: email@example.com
Jason has lived in Comfort most of his life, his family has always lived in and around the county. He is also a father of four children and have been blessed with two grandchildren. He has worked as a medic with KCEMS for the last 17 years. He has also been trying his hand at ranching. Before that he worked different construction related jobs. Although he enjoyed this kind of work, he found it wasn't completely fulfilling. That is when he decided to get into the field of emergency medicine.
He finds working with his community is a fulfilling and an enjoyable way of life. Helping the citizens of his community who are in need is one of his deepest passions. He feels this is his calling in life and he believes he will make a difference in the lives of the people that he encounters. He looks forward to continuing on this path until he retires.
4.Rebecca Foley, Mental Health Officer (BPD)
Get in touch with Rebecca at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca has a wide range of law enforcement experience as a patrol officer, community officer, tactical paramedic, crisis negotiator, and mental health officer. She has several years of service responding to consumers experiencing a mental health crisis and effectively providing resources.
She is currently working towards her state licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, specializing in first responders, veterans, and the LGBTQIA community. She is a member of the Texas Counselors Association, the Texas CIT Association, the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators, and a board member of Boerne Reads.
5.Bryce Boddie, LMSW (HCFS)
Get in touch with Bryce at: email@example.com
Bryce is a licensed master social worker, and is currently under clinical supervision. For almost 5 years Bryce served as a hospice social worker here in Kendall County. He then had the opportunity to work with social work graduate students at UTSA as the Practicum Coordinator, before recently accepting a position with Hill Country Family Services as the Senior Director for Behavioral Health. He is passionate about connecting the dots for families and individuals for mental & behavioral Health.
6.NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Greater San Antonio
(See also the NAMI page in this Kendall County Giving Connections website)
For 40 years, NAMI has been a beacon of help and hope, fighting for more research, better education, bolder advocacy, and broader public awareness. As we enter our fifth decade, the NAMI 2020- 2025 Strategic Plan holds fast to these commitments— it is a bridge between our rich history and future opportunities, building on the progress we have achieved over the last four decades and focusing that momentum towards intentional goals to accelerate the mental health movement and maximize our impact.