Behavioral Health Commission

VACANCY NOTICE

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COMMISSION

 

Replaces All Previous Notices

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following vacancies, upcoming term expirations and information on currently held seats, appointed by the Board of Supervisors:

 

Seat 1, Bahlam Vigil (Consumer), term expiring January 1, 2023, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest and appointed by the District 11 Supervisor, for a three-year term.

 

Vacant Seat 2, succeeding Njon Weinroth, resigned, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest and appointed by the District 7 Supervisor, for the unexpired portion of a three-year term ending January 1, 2024.

 

Seat 3, Carletta Jackson-Lane (Child Advocate and Older Adult Advocate), term expiring January 1, 2022, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest and appointed by the District 6 Supervisor, for a three-year term.

 

Seat 4, Terezie Bohrer (Mental Health Professional), term expiring January 1, 2023, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest and appointed by the District 3 Supervisor, for a three-year term.

 

Seat 5, Judith Klain (Family Member of a Consumer), term expiring January 1, 2024, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest and appointed by the District 4 Supervisor, for a three-year term.

 

Seat 6, succeeding Arthur Curry (Consumer), term expired, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest and appointed by the
District 10 Supervisor, for the unexpired portion of a three-year term ending January 1, 2022.

 

 

Seat 7, Ashel Sempel (Consumer), term expiring January 1, 2023, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest and appointed by the District 5 Supervisor, for a three-year term.

 

Seat 8, Stephen Banuelos (Mental Health Professional), term expiring January 1, 2024, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest and appointed by the District 9 Supervisor, for a three-year term.

 

Seat 9, Richelle Slota (Family Member of Consumer), term expiring January 1, 2022, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest and appointed by the District 1 Supervisor, for a three-year term.

 

Seat 10, succeeding Harriette Stallworth Stevens (Family Member of a Consumer), term expired, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest and appointed by the District 2 Supervisor, for the unexpired portion of a three-year term ending January 1, 2023.

 

Seat 11, succeeding Judy Zalazar Drummond (Public Interest), term expired, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest and appointed by the District 8 Supervisor, for the unexpired portion of a three-year term ending January 1, 2024.

 

Seat 12, succeeding Toni Parks (Consumer), term expired, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest for the unexpired portion of a three-year term ending January 1, 2022.

 

Vacant Seat 13, succeeding Marylyn Tesconi (Family Member of a Consumer), resigned, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest for the unexpired portion of a three-year term ending January 1, 2023.

 

Seat 14, Marcus Dancer (Family Member of a Consumer), term expiring January 1, 2024, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest for a three-year term.

 

Seat 15, succeeding Ulash Thakore-Dunlap (Mental Health Professional), term expired, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest for the unexpired portion of a three-year term ending January 1, 2022.

 

Seat 16, succeeding Idell Wilson (Family Member of a Consumer), term expired, must be a Consumer, a Family Member of a Consumer, a Child Advocate, an Older Adult Advocate, a Mental Health Professional, or a representative of the public interest for the unexpired portion of a three-year term ending January 1, 2023.

 

Seat Requirements

The following floating requirements are not tied to a specific seat and all qualifications are considered at the time of appointment to determine which requirement(s) an applicant would qualify for (applicants may meet more than one requirement):

 

  • At least nine members must be consumers or the parents, spouses, siblings or adult children of consumers. Of these nine members, at least:
    • Four (4) must be “Consumers” (see definition below)
    • Four (4) should be “Family Members of a Consumer” (see definitions below)
    • One (1) Consumer or Family Member of a Consumer
  • One (1) member must be a “Child Advocate” (a “Family Member of a Consumer” or a consumer advocate for minors who use mental health services).
  • One (1) member must be an “Older Adult Advocate” (a “Family Member of a Consumer” or consumer advocate for persons 60 years of age or older who use mental health services).
  • Two (2) members must be “Mental Health Professionals” (see definition below).
  • All other seats may be filled by persons with experience and knowledge of the mental health system representing the “Public Interest”.

 

“Consumer” is a person who has received mental health services in San Francisco from any program operated or funded by the City and County, from a State hospital, or from any public or private nonprofit mental health agency.

 

“Family Member of a Consumer” includes domestic partners and significant others.

 

“Mental Health Professional” shall be from the following professions: psychiatry, psychology, mental health social work, nursing with a specialty in mental health, marriage and family counseling, psychiatric technology, or administrator of a hospital providing mental health services or of a community health facility.

 

Exclusions:  No member or his/her spouse shall be a full-time or part-time County employee of a County mental health service, an employee of the State Department of Mental Health, or an employee of, or a paid member of the governing body of, a Bronzan-McCorquodale contract agency.

 

Report:  An annual report on the needs and performance of the City and County's mental health system shall be submitted to the Board of Supervisors.

 

Sunset Date:  None.           

 

Additional information relating to the Mental Health Board may be obtained by reviewing Administrative Code, Section 15.12, available at https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/san_francisco/latest/overview or by visiting the Mental Health Board website at www.sfgov.org/mental_health.

 

Interested persons may obtain an application from the Board of Supervisors website at http://www.sfbos.org/vacancy_application or from the Rules Committee Clerk, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689.  Completed applications should be submitted to the Clerk of the Board.  All applicants must be residents of San Francisco, unless otherwise stated.

 

Next Steps:  Applicants who are applying for seats 1 through 11 will be contacted by the Rules Committee Clerk and staff of the Mental Health Board if they are appointed by the District Supervisor.  Applicants applying for seats 12 through 16 and who meet minimum qualifications will be contacted by the Rules Committee Clerk once the Rules Committee Chair determines the date of the hearing.  Members of the Rules Committee will consider the appointment(s) at the hearing and applicant(s) may be asked to state their qualifications.  The appointment(s) of the individual(s) who is recommended by the Rules Committee will be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors for final approval.

 

Please Note:  Depending upon the posting date, a vacancy may have already been filled.  To determine if a vacancy for this Commission is still available, or if you require additional information, please call the Rules Committee Clerk at (415) 554-5184.

                                               

                                            

 

                                                                                    Angela Calvillo

                                                                                    Clerk of the Board

 

June 23, 2021