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  What is the Behavioral Health Commission?

The Behavioral Health Commission shall advise the Board of Supervisors and Director of Behavioral Health on aspects of local mental health programs. The Behavioral Health Commission shall also review the Annual County Behavioral Health Services Performance Contract, evaluate community mental health needs, services and facilities; and approve procedures for citizen and professional involvement in the planning process. An annual report shall be submitted to the Board of Supervisors. The Behavioral Health Commission shall make recommendations regarding the appointment of a local director of mental health services and shall assess the impact of the realignment of services from the State to the County on services delivered to clients and on the local community. The Behavioral Health Commission shall also review and comment on the County’s performance outcome data and communicate its findings to the California Mental Health Planning Council.

 

 
What does the Behavioral Health Commission do?
 

The job of the Behavioral Health Commission is to:

  1. Function as an active and responsible member of the Behavioral Health Commission.
  2. Attend all Behavioral Health Commission meetings.
  3. Participate in the deliberations and decisions of the Behavioral Health Commission.
  4. Assume such responsibilities and undertake such actions as may be required by law, by the Articles and Bylaws of the Behavioral Health Commission, and/or by specific Behavioral Health Commission decisions and assignments.

It is desirable that each individual Behavioral Health Commission member make the following commitments for personal participation:

  • To further the purposes, goals and functions of the Behavioral Health Commission as specified in Section 5604.2 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
  • To abide by the Articles and Bylaws of the Behavioral Health Commission.
  • To act as a client/community advocate for local behavioral health services.
  • To work within the defined structure of the Behavioral Health Commission and act as an official representative of the Behavioral Health Commission only with the sanction of the full Board.
  • To attend all Behavioral Health Commission monthly meeting, unless excused.
  • To participate actively and responsibly in the Behavioral Health Commission deliberations and decisions.
  • To serve on at least one subcommittee or task force and attend the subcommittee or task force meetings.
  • To commit a minimum of six hours per month to the Behavioral Health Commission activities.
  • To bring concerns regarding the Board’s functioning to the Behavioral Health Commission meetings where they can be dealt with openly and productively.
  • To work collaboratively with local mental health staff to improve the delivery of behavioral health services.
  • To avoid all conflicts of interest or appearance of conflicts of interest as a Commission member.
 
Behavioral Health Commission Members
 
Chair Vice Chair Treasurer
Susan McGee-Stehsel Monica Wilson Veatrice Jews
Susan McGee-Stehsel Monica Wilson Veatrice Jews
 
Christopher Massa Akin Merino Jane Ann Godager
Christopher Massa Akin Merino Jane Ann Godager
 
Troy Mondragon Monica Alonso Michael Grabhorn
Troy Mondragon Monica Alonso Michael Grabhorn

 
May Farr Ed O'Brien Debi Pasco
May Farr Ed O'Brien Debi Pasco

 
MH Events  

Click on the link below for the current roster of members of the Behavioral Health Commission

Behavioral Health Commission Roster of Current Members

Behavioral Health Commission Amended By-Laws
     
Behavioral Health   

Click on the link below for the DBH Commission Annual Report

Behavioral Health Commission Annual Report
 
Meeting Agendas     Meeting Minutes
BHC Executive Agenda - 11/06/2014

BHC Agenda - 11/06/2014

Previous Agendas
Behavioral Health Commission - Minutes - 10/02/2014

Previous Minutes
 
How to become a member of the Behavioral Health Commission?
 

Do you want to serve on the Behavioral Health Commission? Click on the link below to get the application.

APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO COUNTY BOARD, COMMISSION OR COMMITTEE
 

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