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Behavioral Health Crisis System Advisory Committee

Purpose

House Bill 2757 (2023) requires a Behavioral Health Crisis System Advisory Committee. The committee will advise Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on:

Committee Members

  • Oregon Department of Emergency Management: Erin McMahon, Director
  • The Nine Federally Recognized Tribes of Oregon: To be determined (TBD)
  • 988 call centers: Cynthia Vahtel, Lines for Life
  • 911 call centers: Erica Stolhand, Vice President Oregon APCO-NENA, Hood River County 911
  • Local Public and Mental Health Authorities: Stacy Brubaker, Jackson County Health & Human Services
  • Hospitals and health systems: Robin Henderson, Providence Health & Services
  • Coordinated care organizations: Dannielle Brown, PacificSource Community Solutions
  • Telecommunications provider: TBD
  • Law enforcement: TBD
  • NAMI Oregon: Chris Bouneff, Executive Director
  • Association of Community Mental Health Programs (AOCMHP): Cherryl Ramirez, Executive Director
  • Certified Peer Support Specialists: Te Ali Hall; Juan Pablo Villalobos
  • Family members and caregivers of individuals with lived experience: Amy Fellows; Deanna Watson
  • Consumers of adult behavioral health services: Shree Aier; Laura Rose
  • Consumers of youth and family behavioral health services: Jennifer Fraga; Samuel Robinson

Committee members may be eligible for a $166.00 stipend for each day of work on the committee.

Meeting Schedule

Monthly meetings begin March 2024 (meeting dates and times for April-December 2024 TBD). OHA will post agendas and meeting materials at least one week before each meeting.



Need Help?

You can get free help or information in a format that works best for you, such as Braille, audio, large print, other languages, and other formats. You can also ask for an interpreter.

To ask for help in another format or language, please email 988BHCS@oha.oregon.gov.