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Press Release: Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Invites Applicants

Published March 20, 2019
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Date: March 14, 2019

Contact: Teri Linson, HHSA Administrative Assistant, (530) 229-8062 

SHASTA COUNTY – The Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board (MHADAB) is recruiting for new members. The MHADAB provides oversight of the local mental health system and alcohol and drug programs, and is composed of community members, individuals with mental illness or drug and alcohol addictions, and family members of people living with mental illness or drug and alcohol addictions.

Applicants must live within Shasta County and be available on the first Wednesday of every other month at 5:15 p.m. Interested candidates or people with questions may call Teri Linson at 229-8062 for an application, or they can download one from the Health and Human Services Agency website. 

Generally, MHADAB members, their immediate family or their spouses/registered domestic partners can’t be full- or part-time employees of Health and Human Services Agency. MHADAB members also can't be an employee of, or a paid member of the governing body of, any agency that contracts with HHSA.

However, there are exceptions. HHSA employees or employees of contracted organizations can be eligible to join the board if they have experience accessing mental health services and have no authority over financial matters at their place of work.

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Amy Koslosky, Supervising Community Education Specialist, (530) 225-5970

Christopher Diamond, Media Liaison for Stand Against Stigma, In-Home Support Services, Adult Services and Mental Health, and alcohol and drug programs., (530) 229-8484

Jill Haskett, Media Liaison for CalWORKs, CalFresh, Medi-Cal,  Work Readiness, Women, Infant and Children (WIC) programs, Adult Protective Services, and other immediate need services, (530) 229-8413

Tim Mapes, Media Liaison for public health programs, Healthy Shasta, Emergency Preparedness, Foster parent programs and programs for children, (530) 245-6863

Jeri Butler, Senior Public Health Assistant, (530) 225-3689

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