Behavioral Health Department
County of Ventura Mental Health Board
The Ventura County Mental Heath Board (MHB) is a state mandated Board. The Welfare and Institutions Code state law requires each county have a MHB or Commission. One member of the Board of Supervisors is a member of the MHB. Each Board of Supervisor appoints four members to the MHB from his/her district for a term of three years and the term can be extended. The MHB consists of 22 members including the Consumer-at-Large position.
Photo taken during the April 2012 annual combined MHB/ADAB meeting.
Mental Health Board Members
Board of Supervisors - Linda Parks
Chair - Dave Holmboe
1st Vice Chair - Dr. Ron Thurston
2nd Vice Chair - Jerry Harris
Secretary - Gane Brooking
Fil Barton, MFT
Dr. Suzanne Fussell
Irene Mellick, LCSW
Captain Curt Rothschiller
Judtih Walker, LMFT
MIssion of the Mental Health Board:
- Serve as a Liaison between: the Community, the Behavioral Health Department and the Board of Supervisors.
- Evaluate Needs
- Review Programs
- Monitor Progress
- Make Recommendations Concerning Mental Health Issues
- Educate and Advocate for Access to and Delivery of Effective Mental Health Services
Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to join one of the MHB committees first to obtain some experience or may want to visit several of the MHB meetings before filing an application. To be appointed to the MHB there must be an opening. If you are interested in becoming a member of the MHB, please print and complete the application and mail it to Mental Health Board, Ventura County Behavioral Health, 1911 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Oxnard, CA 93036. To print the application, please click here MHB Application.
For more information, please read the MHB Brochure (click here).
Mental Health Board Annual Reports
MHB Annual Report 2011-2012
MHB Annual Report 2010-2011
MHB Annual Report 2009-2010
Annual Combined Mental Health Board/Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Meeting
Combined MHB ADAB Agenda 5-20-13
Mental Health Board Adult & Housing Services Committee
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 1st Thursday at 10:00 AM.
The Adult & Housing Services Committee advocates for continuum of care in the development and expansion of mental health services and housing that supports the stabilization and recovery of clients.
MHB Adult and Housing Committee (Click here for meeting materials)
Mental Health Board Budget Committee
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 2nd Monday at 12:30 PM.
MHB Budget Committee (Click here for meeting materials)
Mental Health Board Children's Services Committee
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 2nd Wednesday at 10:00 AM.
The mission of the Children's Services Committee is to advocate for children's mental health issues. We promote the growth of healthy children and families of Ventura County through developing, supporting, and evaluating the children's mental health system and its related programs.
MHB Children's Services Committee (Click here for meeting materials)
Mental Health Board Executive Committee
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 2nd Monday at 1:30 PM.
MHB Executive Committee (Click here for meeting materials)
Mental Health Board General Meetings
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 3rd Monday at 1:00 PM.
MHB General Meeting (Click here for meeting materials)
Mental Health Board Jail Workgroup
For more details please call (805) 981-1115.
MHB Jail Workgroup (Click here for meeting materials)
Mental Health Board Older Adult Committee
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 3rd Thursday at 10:00 AM.
Meets every other month on even months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec)
The mission of the Older Adult Committee is to advocate for the needs of the seriously mentally ill older adults by providing oversight, evaluation and support of the programs established in Ventura County to serve older adults suffering from a serious mental illness.
MHB Older Adult Committee (Click here for meeting materials)
Mental Health Board Transitional Age Youth Committee
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 4th Thursday at 10:30 AM.
The Transitional Aged Youth Committee is committed to promoting the mental health, wellness and recovery of youth ages 16 through 25. The committee focuss on these youth in their efforts to launch and become healthy and productive adults.
MHB Transitional Age Youth Committee (Click here for meeting materials)
Mental Health Board/Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Co-Occurring Disorders Committee
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 2nd Tuesday at 1:00 PM.
The mission of the MHB/ADAB Co-Occurring Disorders Committee is to promote the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment for those with the co-occurring disorders of substance abuse and moderate to severe mental illness.
MHB/ADAB Co-Occurring Disorders Committee (Click here for meeting materials)