FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2008
GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS HERZOG TO STATE BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH
(JACKSON, Mississippi)-Governor Haley Barbour has appointed Dr. James D. Herzog, of Jackson, to the State Board of Mental Health, which serves as the governing body of the Department of Mental Health (DMH). As a member of this board, Herzog will work to ensure continuity of quality care and professional oversight of services administered through DMH.
“Providing quality healthcare, both physical and mental, is one of state government’s most vital functions,” Governor Barbour said. “I appreciate Dr. Herzog’s commitment to ensuring the best care for Mississippians; he will be a welcome addition to this board.”
Herzog is a clinical psychologist and has been self-employed for 18 years. He previously worked in clinical psychology at the Jackson Mental Health Center as well as Keesler Medical Center’s Mental Health Clinic. Additionally, Herzog serves as a consultant to Catholic Charities in Jackson; G.V. Sonny Montgomery V.A. Medical Center; Region 8 Mental Health Center; and the State Department of Rehabilitation Disability Determination Services. Former president of the Mississippi Psychological Association, Herzog also serves as a former member of Mississippi State Board of Psychology.
Herzog earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Creighton University. He earned a master’s degree as well as a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi. Herzog and his wife, Angela, have two children, John Thomas and Anna.