Kendall County Mental Health Connections

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Behavioral & Mental Health Collaboration for Kendall County

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 conncetions 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.

get in touch with Michelle and Renee at:

Renee, comfort/emotional support facilities K9 Michelle Quade, Mental Health Deputy (KCSO) 

Graduated from the Del Mar College Police Academy in 1991 and began her career with the Sinton Police Department. In 1994 she began her career with the Portland Texas Police Department in which she served as a patrol sergeant and the sergeant of the Gregory Portland ISD School Resource Officer division. Michelle retired from the Portland Police Department in 2019 and moved to the hill country. 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., located in Dripping Springs, Texas 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.

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Michael Cokerham, Mental Health Deputy, (KCSO)

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. Teaching a CIT class, a quarter to SAPD and other officer from around the state. 

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.

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Jason Hildebrand, Paramedic

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.

Rebecca Foley, Mental Health Officer (BPD)

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.

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Bryce Boddie, LMSW (HCFS)

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.

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