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To overview and monitor the local Mental Health & Substance Abuse system. To Advocate for persons with serious mental illness. To provide advice to the governing body (Board of Supervisors) and the local Mental Health & Substance Abuse Director.


Review and evaluate the community's mental health needs, services, facilities, and special problems. Review any County agreement entered pursuant to Section 5650. Review and approve the procedures used to ensure citizen and professional involvement at all stages of the planning process. Submit an Annual Report to the governing body on the needs and performance of the County Mental Health system. Review and make recommendations on applications for the appointment of a local Mental Health Director. Review and comment on the County's performance outcome data & communicate its finding to the State Mental Health Commission. Other duties as transferred by the governing body.

Meeting Dates

Behavioral Health Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5:00 P.M. Regular meetings are located at 1212 N. California Street, Conference Room B, Stockton, CA 95202. Note: If you need disability-related modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting, please contact the Behavioral Health Board Secretary at (209) 468-8750 at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Government Code Section 54954.2(a) Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Behavioral Health Board after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the Behavioral Health Services Department at 1212 N. California Street, Administration, Stockton, CA 95202, during normal business hours. If there are any questions regarding this agenda please contact Isabel Espinosa 209-468-8750, or via e-mail at iespinosa

Board Members

Behavioral Health Board welcomes your participation or comments for the improvement of mental health and substance abuse services delivery.

Name Position
Tasso Kandris Chairperson
Patricia Barrett Vice-Chairperson
Mary Avanti Board Member
Joretta Burlington Board Member
Carolyn Cooper Board Member
Sabrina Flores-Eng Board Member
Jeff Giampetro Board Member
Gertie Kandris Board Member
Cary Martin Board Member
Katherine Miller Board Member
Mudalodu Vasudevan Board Member
Douglas Vigil Board Member
John Weston Board Member

Contact US

You can reach any of the Board members by contacting:
Isabel Espinosa
Board Secretary
(209)468-8753 Phone
(209)468-2399 Fax