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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

Janette Allee, 707-565-4494, (or Colette McGeough, 707-565-4503 as backup)

Meeting Schedule

The MCAH Advisory Board meets the first Thursday of each month from 12:30 to 2:00 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/or their Representatives.
21 Members: 2 Current Vacancies
RepresentingMember NameAppointmentTerm Expires
Community RepresentativeAnnie NicolSumm Act #51, 12/11/201812/31/2020
Community RepresentativeDr. Renee AlgerSumm Act #40, 12/17/201912/31/2021
Community RepresentativeJessica VergaraSumm Act #40, 12/17/201912/31/2021
Community RepresentativeMarta Flax TillingSumm Act #51, 12/11/201812/31/2020
Community RepresentativeMelanie DodsonSumm Act #40, 12/17/201912/31/2021
Community RepresentativeVacantVacant
Community RepresentativeVacantVacant
Consumer/Parent/AdvocateBonnie HayneSumm Act #51, 12/11/201812/31/2020
Consumer/Parent/AdvocateKarla FittipaldiSumm Act #51, 12/11/201812/31/2020
Elected Officials or their RepresentativesGina CuclisSumm Act #40, 12/17/201912/31/2021
Elected Officials or their RepresentativesMelissa ApuyaSumm Act #12, 12/31/202012/31/2020
Health ProfessionalDr. Hannah WatsonSumm Act #40, 12/17/201912/31/2021
Health ProfessionalElizabeth SmithSumm Act #12, 8/20/201912/31/2020
Health ProfessionalGina BerrySumm Act #12, 8/20/201912/31/2020
Health ProfessionalJeff Miller, M.D.Summ Act #51, 12/11/201812/31/2020
Health ProfessionalKathy KaneSumm Act #12, 8/20/201912/31/2020
Human ServicesGuinevere ZabinskySumm Act #40, 12/17/201912/31/2021
Human ServicesStephanie MontezSumm Act #24, 6/5/201812/31/2020
School Health PersonnelNatalie JohnsonSumm Act #40, 12/17/201912/31/2021
School Health PersonnelRachel NapoliSumm Act #51, 12/11/201812/31/2020
School Health PersonnelViveka Rydell-AndersonSumm Act #12, 8/20/201912/31/2020

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Contact Information

Colette McGeough

Maternal Child Adolescent Health Coordinator

Contact us by Phone


Public Health Division

625 5th Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.441691, -122.713746

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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