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Behavioral Health Crisis System Advisory Committee


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.

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