Bryan College Station Eagle, Feb. 20, 2007 A former Air Force accountant with experience in mental health administration recently was chosen to lead the Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Brazos Valley. Bill Kelly started work in October at the nonprofit agency, which serves people with severe mental illness or other mental disabilities in a seven-county area. While in Victoria, Kelly also helped the center secure about $275,000 in grants that were used partially for the implementation of a telemedicine program to help serve people in rural areas. He said he now is working to establish a similar program that would link clients in the Brazos Valley with psychiatrists at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston via video conference technology. He is expected to propose the $45,000 system to the board of directors this week. If approved, the system could be up and running within the next three months. Kelly said it would help address a growing shortage of psychiatrists in the area.