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Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Advisory Board

The Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health (MCAH) Advisory Board meets on the first Thursday of each month; the community is invited to attend all meetings.


The mission of the MCAH Advisory Board is to promote universal access to comprehensive health services for children, adolescents, mothers and their families in Sonoma County to achieve optimal physical, social, and emotional health.


Board of Supervisors: Health & Safety Code, Sec. 321.7; Calif. Admin. Code Title 17, Part I, Chapter 4, Subchapter 13, Sec. 6802; #72855; 10/05/82 (Name Change) per AB 1838; effective 01/01/82; 94-1317; 09/13/94


Keep the Board of Supervisors advised of program developments and requirements and work closely with the Operating Program personnel concerned.

Membership Term

Two years, ending on December 31 of second year - Revised 11/15/2011 by Summary Action #17.


State funded.

Contact Information

Bianca Wischer, 707-565-4494, (or Karyna Mayora-Linzer, 707-565-4553 as backup)

Meeting Schedule

The MCAH Advisory Board meets the first Thursday of each month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Public Health downtown offices at 625 5th Street in Santa Rosa, CA. The public is welcome at all MCAH Advisory Board meetings. 

Membership Composition

Fifteen to twenty-one members (Summary Action No. 17, 11/15/2011): 5 Health Professionals, 3 School Health Professionals, 2 Human Services Representatives, 7 Community Representatives, 2 Consumer/Parent/Advocates, and 2 Elected Officials and/ortheir Representatives.
21 Members: 3 Current Vacancies
RepresentingMember NameAppointmentTerm Expires
Community RepresentativeAnnie NicolSumm Act #60, 12/13/201612/31/2018
Community RepresentativeJessica VergaraSumm Act #33, 12/12/201712/31/2019
Community RepresentativeMaria AvinaSumm Act #60, 12/13/201612/31/2018
Community RepresentativeMarta Flax TillingSumm Act #60, 12/13/201612/31/2018
Community RepresentativeMelanie DodsonSumm Act #33, 12/12/201712/31/2019
Community RepresentativeVacantVacant
Community RepresentativeVacantVacant
Consumer/Parent/AdvocateBonnie HayneSumm Act #17, 7/18/201712/31/2018
Consumer/Parent/AdvocateKarla FittipaldiSumm Act #60, 12/13/201612/31/2018
Elected Officials or their RepresentativesEd SheffieldSumm Act #60, 12/13/201612/31/2018
Elected Officials or their RepresentativesGina CuclisSumm Act #33, 12/12/201712/31/2019
Health ProfessionalErika RosebaughSumm Act #33, 12/12/201712/31/2019
Health ProfessionalJeff Miller, M.D.Summ Act #60, 12/13/201612/31/2018
Health ProfessionalKatie LucianiSumm Act #60, 12/13/201612/31/2018
Health ProfessionalLeah MurphySumm Act #17, 7/18/201712/31/2018
Health ProfessionalRebecca TimmeSumm Act #60, 12/13/201612/31/2018
Human ServicesGuinevere ZabinskySumm Act #33, 12/12/201712/31/2019
Human ServicesVacantVacant
School Health PersonnelCasey McChesneySumm Act #60, 12/13/201612/31/2018
School Health PersonnelNatalie Johnson LoeperSumm Act #33, 12/12/201712/31/2019
School Health PersonnelRachel NapoliSumm Act #60, 12/13/201612/31/2018

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Contact Information

Karyna Mayora-Linzer

Maternal Child Adolescent Health Coordinator

Contact us by Phone


Public Health Division

625 5th Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.4417842, -122.7158781

MCAH Program

Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Program


Promoting the physical, social and emotional health of childbearing women, children, adolescents and their families in Sonoma County.

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