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Mental Health Executive Board Meeting

Date: November 02, 2022

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Webinar Information:


Mental Health Board Executive Committee Meeting will be facilitated virtually through Zoom.

Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting using one of the two following methods:

  1. Join the Zoom meeting application on your computer, tablet or smartphone:
  1. Call-in and listen to the meeting:

Registration Required: No

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Meeting Minutes (PDF: 180 KB) »

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.

Email Public Comment Prior to the Meeting:

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.

The rules for public observation and comment supersede and replace the standard provisions for the duration of the public health emergency.

Mental Health Board Executive Committee Agenda

  1. MHB Treasurer’s Report – $1,909.91
  2. Recruitment and retention of MHB members – Vacancies – 2 vacancies one in District 2 (Rabbitt) and one in District 5 (Hopkins) MaryAnn Swanson has submitted her intent to resign her seat in District 2.
  3. Ethics Training – Reminder
  4. Discuss Board Planning: Special Topic Presentation, -
  5. BH Director’s Report/DHS-BH Budget Update/Systems Transformation
  6. 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 (program assessment matrix) matrix and site visits.
  7. Discuss MHB acknowledging SCBH staff:
  8. MHB Fall Retreat Date – December 3rd.
  9. MHB Chair’s Report
    • No regular board meetings in December.
  1. Future topics to add to agenda
  2. Public Comment

Next MHB Meeting Agenda 11/15/2022 –

  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Minutes for September 20th and October 18th Board Meetings
  • Consumer Affairs Report - Consumer news, issues, concerns – Sean Kelson
  • MHSA Report
  • Behavioral Health Director’s Report/BH Fiscal Update/Mental Health System Transformation
  • Mental Health Board Appreciation:
  • Special Presentation:  
  • MHB Fall Retreat Date – December 3rd.
  • Public Comment/Wrap-Up
  • Adjournment