Board of Directors

CalMHSA’s board establishes the organization’s vision and mission, and a strategic plan in support of that vision and mission. It creates, monitors, and is held accountable for policy setting. Directors serve as ambassadors with all stakeholders, interested parties, strategic partners, and consumers in mind. CalMHSA’s board is comprised of one representative from each member county, and that person designates who may vote in the absence of the director. The board provides policy direction for the Executive Committee, other appointed committees, and the Executive Director; holds at least two regular meetings each year to review all CalMHSA operations; and establishes a time and place to hold its regular meetings. All meetings of the board are conducted in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act (Government Code §54950 et seq.).

CalMHSA Board of Directors and Alternate Roster

Current CalMHSA members are:

  • Alameda County
  • Alpine County
  • Berkeley, City of
  • Butte County
  • Calaveras County
  • Colusa County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Del Norte County
  • El Dorado County
  • Fresno County
  • Glenn County
  • Humboldt County
  • Imperial County
  • Inyo County
  • Kings County
  • Kern County
  • Lake County
  • Lassen County
  • Los Angeles County
  • Madera County
  • Marin County
  • Mariposa County
  • Mendocino County
  • Merced County
  • Modoc County
  • Mono County
  • Monterey County
  • Napa County
  • Nevada County
  • Orange County
  • Placer County
  • Plumas County
  • Riverside County
  • Sacramento County
  • San Benito County
  • San Bernardino County
  • San Diego County
  • San Francisco City and County
  • San Joaquin County
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Shasta County
  • Siskiyou County
  • Solano County
  • Sonoma County
  • Stanislaus County
  • Sutter County
  • Tehama County
  • Tri-City Mental Health Center
  • Trinity County
  • Tulare County
  • Tuolumne County
  • Ventura County
  • Yolo County
  • Yuba County


Committees of the board include:

Advisory Committee (inactive): Serves as a hub of communication and disseminates all program information to stakeholders, partners, the Board of Directors, etc. by providing ongoing oversight of regular reporting from program partners in key areas related to core principles. The committee develops and administers a system for compiling, analyzing, and reporting stakeholder feedback on the statewide PEI and other programs; provides ongoing oversight of new programs or structures to be created, including program monitoring, compliance, and reporting of results; and provides input on member services and expansion of CalMHSA services.

Executive Committee (active): Facilitates the expeditious handling of transactions relating to the Authority’s operations. The Executive Committee members include the offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, and five directors representing the five areas. On July 1 of each even numbered year, four of the representatives shall be elected for a two-year term to commence on July 1 of each even numbered year. On July 1 of each odd numbered year, one representative shall be elected for a two-year term to commence July 1 of each odd numbered year. A majority of the members of the Executive Committee is a quorum for the transaction of business. Executive Committee will meet as required by business, but not less than four times a year. All meetings of the Executive Committee shall be conducted in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act (Government Code § 54950, et seq.). Roster

Finance Committee (active): Reviews and receives approval of the budget (JPA and program). The Finance Committee reviews the quarterly financial statements and the monthly treasurer reports, reviews and receives approval of the investment policy and monitors results. The Finance Committee also monitors the regulatory financial requirements, reviews and approves insurance policies and banking arrangements, selects the audit firm, and reviews and receives approval of audit reports. Roster

Audit Committee (active): CalMHSA’s bylaws grants the Board of Directors the authority to approve an audit, with oversight and direction provided by the standing Audit Committee. The Audit Committee recommends the appointment and termination of the independent auditor; confers with the auditor to satisfy the committee members that the financial affairs of the Authority are in order; reviews and determines whether to accept the audit; pre-approves and monitors performance of any non-audit services; ensures rotation of auditor in keeping with best practices; and negotiates auditor compensation on behalf of the board.

CalMHSA’s President may appoint an ad hoc committee at any time, and the Executive Committee may add committee(s) as deemed necessary.

Staff Leadership

Dr. Amie Miller, Psy.D., LMFT
Executive Director
Phone: (831) 869-7020
Email: amie.miller@calmhsa.org

David Avetissian
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (279) 599-6224
Email: david.avetissian@calmhsa.org