Contact : Ronda Darrow (707) 565-4850, Rhonda.Darrow@sonoma-county.org.
Peer Liaison: ( TBD )
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)
When: Jun 3, 2020 10:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Mental Health Board Executive Committee Meeting
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June 17, 2020
5:00pm – 7:00 PM
The Mental Health Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month; the community is invited to attend all meetings.
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.