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Mental Health Board Meeting

Date: November 15, 2022

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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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.


Time Agenda Item
5:00 p.m. Call to Order & Roll Call
5:05 p.m. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting(s) - September 20th and October 18th Board Meetings
5:10 p.m. Consumer Affairs Report - Michael Reynolds/Sean Kelson, Consumer news, issues, and concerns
5:15 p.m. Public Comments / Concerns/ Accomplishments / Impact of Racial Disparaties 
(Please limit to 3 minutes per speaker)
5:30 p.m. MHB Chair's Report - Two vacancies; one in District 2 (Rabbit) and one in District 5 (Hopkins). Sarah Reidenbach was appointed on November 1st BOS Agenda.
5:35 p.m. Acknowledgment of SCBH Staff: Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) 
5:45 p.m. Behavioral Health Director's Report / BH Fiscal Update (Budget Proposals) / Mental Health Systems Updates - Dr. Jan Cobaleda-Kegler
6:00p.m. Special Presentation
Discussion/Questions about email sent to the Mental Health Board
Jan Cobaleda-Kegler, Sid McColley
6:50 p.m.

Other Reports:

  • Fall Retreat Dates and Presenter confirmation-Zoom link and agenda sent out and posted on the MHB website
  • Site Visit Committee-volunteers needed for site visits and to review documents
6:55 p.m. Wrap-up
7:00 p.m. Adjournment

Public Comments

You may email public comment to 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 Accommodation

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 by 12:00 noon the Friday before the meeting to ensure arrangements for accommodation.


Materials related to an item on the Agenda submitted to the Mental Health Board after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the clerk’s office at 2227 Capricorn Way, Suite 207, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 during normal business hours, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., weekdays.

Additional Information

For information, disability-related modification or accommodation, or to review materials prior to the meeting, please contact Behavioral Health Program Support, Department of Health Services, 2227 Capricorn Way, Suite 207 (mailing), Santa Rosa, CA  95407 (707) 565-4850,