When: September 15, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Virtually by Zoom Webinar
Guest presentation: Sonoma County Adult Detention Facility (ADF) Staff
Contact : Ronda Darrow (707) 565-4850, Rhonda.Darrow@sonoma-county.org.
MENTAL HEALTH BOARD
Virtually Zoom Webinar
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
In accordance with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 the September 15, 2020 Mental Health Board meeting will be held virtually.
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY NOT ATTEND THIS MEETING IN PERSON
This meeting’s Zoom webinar audio recording will also be posted on the Mental Health Board web page as an attachment to the minutes.
*UPDATE REGARDING VIEWING AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
MEETING* The SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 Mental Health Board Meeting will be facilitated virtually through Zoom. Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting using one of the two following methods:
1. Join the Zoom meeting application on your computer, tablet or smartphone:
Please click this URL to join:
Enter Password: 028426
This meeting will be audio recorded.
2. Call-in and listen to the meeting:
Dial +1 (669) 900 9128
Enter Webinar ID: 912 6306 2923
Enter passcode: 028426
Email Public Comment Prior to the Meeting: You may email public comment to
by 12:00 noon, Friday, September 11, 2020. All emailed public comments will be forwarded to all Board Members.
During the meeting, if you have joined as a member of the public in the Zoom app or by calling in, there will be specific points throughout the meeting assigned to public comment.
If you have a disability which requires an accommodation or an alternative format to assist you
in observing and commenting on this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Mental Health
Board at (707) 565-4854 or by email DHS-MHB@sonoma-county.org by 12:00 noon, Friday,
September 11th, to ensure arrangements for accommodation.
The rules for public observation and comment supersede and replace the standard provisions for the duration of the public health emergency.
Wednesday September 2nd 2020
from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The Mental Health Board Executive Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month; the community is invited to attend all meetings.
Due to COVID Social Distancing Meetings are being held online (ZOOM)
Topic: Mental Health Board Executive Committee Meeting
The Mental Health Board acts as a community focal point for mental health issues by reviewing & evaluating the community’s mental health needs, services, facilities, & special problems. It advises the Board of Supervisors & the Behavioral Health Director regarding any aspect of local mental health programs. Each Sonoma County Supervisor can appoint three representatives.
Board of Supervisors - Title 9, California Administrative Code, Sec. 3 (HEW) Subchapter 3, Article I Sec. 1340; Sec. 5604 W & I: Welfare & Institutions Code 5604 (a) (1): Each community mental health service shall have a mental health board consisting of 10 to 15 members, depending on the preference of the county, appointed by the governing body, except that boards in counties with a population of less than 80,000 may have a minimum of five members. One member of the board shall be a member of the local governing body.
Review and advise Board of Supervisors on mental health services and issues.
Mental Health Board Clerk, 707-565-4850, email DHS-MHB@sonoma-county.org
3 Current Vacancies
Board of SupervisorsSupervisor Shirlee ZaneCounty Supervisor, District 3
First District Dr. Richard Kirk Summ Act #20, 3/20/2018 1/1/2021
First District Patricia Gray, PhD, JD Summ Act #27, 4/30/2019 12/31/2021
First District Peterson Pierre Summ Act #39, 6/11/2019 6/11/2022
Second District Diana Nelson Summ Act #36; 1/8/2019 12/31/2022
Second District Fran Adams Summ Act #57, 12/13/2016 12/31/2019
Second District Mary Ann Swanson Summ Act #28; 1/8/2019 12/31/2022
Third District Shellie Hadley Summ Act #23, 1/29/2019 12/31/2021
Third District Vacant Vacant
Third District Vacant Vacant
Fourth District Peter McAweeney Summ Act #41, 5/8/2018 12/31/2020
Fourth District Robert Cobb Summ Act #15, 9/27/2016 12/31/2019
Fourth District Vacant Vacant
Fifth District Dr. Robert Hale Summ Act #35; 1/8/2019 2/31/2021
Fifth District Kathleen Smith Summ Act #22, 1/29/2019 12/31/2021
Fifth District Sherry Weyers Summ Act #16, 3/21/2017 12/31/2019
3 appointed by each Supervisor; and the Chairman of the Board or his/her delegate.
W&IC 5604 (d): No member of the Mental Health Board or his or her spouse can be a full-time or part-time employee of the County behavioral health services, the State Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), or an employee of, or a paid member of the governing body of, a mental health contract agency.
Per W&I Code 5604 (a)(2): 50% of MHB members must be Family Members of Consumers or Consumers.
A consumer is identified as an individual who is receiving, or has received, mental health services.]
At least 20% of Total Membership must be Consumers
At least 20% of Total Membership must be Family Members of Consumers.
All terms are three years and expire on December 31, in the third year after appointment.
Contact your Board of Supervisor and let them know you are interested in serving on the MHB.
Contact MHB : Ronda Darrow (707) 565-4850, Rhonda.Darrow@sonoma-county.org.