Meet Our Staff...

Melanie O'Neal, Executive Director


Melanie was appointed Executive Director of MHAJC in January, 2018. She previously worked in the judicial system for 10 years. Melanie is married to Jason. They have four children, Elizabeth, Jenna, Josh, and Jorja.  Melanie is a member at Seymour Christian Church. She serves on the Jackson County Drug Free Council, Jackson County Community Service Council, Jackson County Transition Council, and on the MHAJC Suicide Prevention Awareness Coalition.  Melanie is also employed by The Arc of Jackson County.

Contact Info:     (812) 522-3480

Sydney Appell, Intern/
Crisis Intervention Training Facilitator 

Sydney began working in June of 2021 as an intern, as well as coordinating the Crisis Intervention Team Training for Jackson County. She is currently a college student at Kentucky Wesleyan College, and plans to graduate in December of 2021 with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Sydney is currently working to organize and conduct a Crisis Intervention Team Training for the first responders and advocates in the community on mental health and how to navigate crisis situations. 
Contact Info:               (731) 426 5708 


August Hunt, Intern


August served as our intern from September 2020 to May 2021. She is a senior at Seymour  Senior High School. August plans on pursuing a degree in the mental health field.  She feels grateful for being able to experience firsthand the importance of mental health providers and the issues surrounding our community.