Behavioral Health Department
Ventura County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board
The Ventura County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board (ADAB) was first established in the 1970's. State law allows local counties the option of creating an ADAB. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has believed since the early 1970's that it is important to have such a citizen advisory body. The ADAB is an 18-person panel appointed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. The ADAB advises the Board of Supervisors on the County's needs and problems where alcohol and drugs are concerned.
Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Members:
Chair: Adam Bernal
Vice Chair: Dr. Robert Deamer
Secretary: Diana Casey, R.N.
Member-at-Large: Janis Gardner
Rene Beauchesne, LCSW
C. Patrick Kelley
Photo taken during annual combined MHB/ADAB meeting.
Purpose of the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board:
- Review and evaluate substance abuse services, facilities, and special programs in Ventura County.
- Act in an advisory capacity to the County Board of Supervisors and the Behavioral Health Department.
- Publish ADAB actions and activities for public access.
- Assess public understanding of alcohol and drug programs.
- Prepare an Annual Report to the Board of Supervisors.
- Comment on pending legislation.
Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to join one of the ADAB committees first to obtain some experience or may want to visit several of the ADAB meetings before filing an application. To be appointed to the ADAB there must be an opening. If you are interested in becoming a member of the ADAB, please print and complete the application and mail it to Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board, Ventura County Behavioral Health, 1911 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Oxnard, CA 93036. To print the application, please click here ADAB Application.
Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Annual Reports
ADAB Annual Report 2011-2012
ADAB Annual Report 2010-2011
ADAB Annual Report 2009-2010
Annual Combined Mental Health Board/Alcohol Drug Advisory Board Meeting
Combined MHB ADAB Agenda 5-20-13
Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Special Meeting
ADAB Special Meeting Agenda 5-20-13
CURES Draft ADAB Letter
Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board General Meetings
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 4th Monday at 6:30 PM.
ADAB General Meeting Agenda 4-22-13
ADAB General Meeting Minutes 3-25-13
ADAB General Meeting Agenda 3-25-13
ADAB General Meeting Minutes 2-25-13
ADAB General Meeting Agenda 2-25-13
ADAB General Meeting Minutes 1-28-13
ADAB General Meeting Agenda 1-28-13
ADAB General Meeting Minutes 11-26-12
ADAB General Meeting Agenda 11-26-12
ADAB General Meeting Minutes 10-22-12
ADAB General Meeting Agenda 10-22-12
ADAB General Meeting Minutes 9-24-12
ADAB General Meeting Agenda 9-24-12
ADAB General Meeting Minutes 8-27-12
ADAB General Meeting Agenda 8-27-12
ADAB General Meeting Minutes 7-23-12
ADAB General Meeting Agenda 7-23-12
ADAB General Meeting Minutes 6-25-12
ADAB General Meeting Agenda 6-25-12
ADAB General Meeting Minutes 5-21-12
ADAB General Meeting Agenda 5-21-12
Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Budget Committee
Meeting Date/Time: Convened on an as needed basis.
The mission of the Budget Committee is to monitor the State, County, and Alcohol and Drug Program (ADP)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) annual budgets to identify funding issues that impact substance treatment programs in Ventura County.
ADAB Budget Committee (Click here for meeting materials)
Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Education Committee
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 4th Monday at 5:30 PM.
The mission of the Education Committee is to identify substance abuse programs and services, prevention services, and activities taking place within Ventura County directed at children, adolescents and adults.
ADAB Education Committee (Click here for meeting materials)
Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Executive Committee
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 2nd Monday at 5:00 PM.
The primary mission of the Executive Committee is to plan the agendas for the ADAB General Meetings. The Executive Committee is comprised of the officers of the Board: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Member-at-Large. The secondary mission of the Committee is to act in emergencies when it is not possible to convene the general board. Such action will be carried out in compliance with the Brown Act.
ADAB Executive Committee (Click here for meeting materials)