Mental Health Executive Board Meeting

May 5, 2021 from 10:30 AM 12:00 PM

The Sonoma County Mental Health Board is an advisory board empowered to listen to the concerns of our constituents and to help formulates policies that offer a consistent continuum of care for all those with mental health challenges. We are further empowered to advise the County Board of Supervisors on the Mental Health System of Care.

The Sonoma County Mental Health Board collaborates with the Mental Health Services Division of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services to increase public and professional awareness of persons with mental health challenges and to help eliminate the stigma attached to those mental illness. We strive to positively impact the mental health system by listening to public input and working with Mental Health Services to create policy that will offer hope to families and individuals living with mental illness.

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Email Public Comment Prior to the Meeting:

You may email public comment to DHS- MHB@sonoma-county.org no later than five days prior to the meeting. 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.

Reasonable Accomodation:

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 <a>(707) 565-4854 or by email DHS- MHB@sonoma-county.org by 12:00 noon, Friday, April 30, 2021 to ensure arrangements for accommodation.

Meeting Documentation



  1. MHB Treasurer's Report – Balance –$2,275
  2. Recruitment and retention of MHB members – four vacancies one in District 2 (Rabbitt), one in District 3 (Coursey), District 4 (Gore) and one in District 5 (Hopkins).                 
  3. Approval of Minutes of March 16thMHB meeting at 05/18/21 general meeting. Draft minutes will be emailed out to Board members.
  4. Discuss Board Planning:  Special Topic Presentation:
  5. BH Director's Report/DHS-BH Budget Update/Systems Transformation:
  6. Discussion on inviting BOS representative to MHB meetings twice a year.
  7. Other Reports Including CALBHB/C and Ad hoc committees; Legislative Agenda Items: PAM and Mental Health Services/Needs at Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility PAM matrix and site visits. Ideas for facilities to visit and volunteers
  8. Discuss MHB acknowledging SCBH staff:
  9. Confirm scheduling of the special presentations:
  10. Discuss Mental Health Awareness month – May 2021
  11. MHB Retreat-dates for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion discussion (Doodle Poll)
  12. Discuss moving MHB meetings to Wednesday evenings so Supervisors can attend
  13. Conference Attendance Approvals
  14. MHB Chair's Report –
    • Vacancies
  15. Future topics to add to agenda-
  16. Public Comment

Next MHB Meeting Agenda 05/05/2021 –

  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Minutes for March 16th and April 20th meeting
  • Consumer Affairs Report - Consumer news, issues, concerns – Kate Roberge/Guests
  • PEERS Coalition Intern Report on Activities at SRJC
  • Behavioral Health Director's Report/BH Fiscal Update/Mental Health System Transformation
  • Mental Health Board Appreciation:
  • Special Presentation:
  • Public Comment/Wrap-Up
  • Adjournment

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Kathy Smith, Chairperson

Sonoma County Mental Health Board

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2227 Capricorn Way

Suite 207

Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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