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HHSA Advisory Board

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The Mendocino County HHSA Advisory Board was formed in September 15, 2009, as part of the integration of departments creating the Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency. This Board, appointed by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, is a body of community members working together to support and advise the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency and the Board Supervisors.

Mission of the Advisory Board:

To advise the Health and Human Services Agency and Board of Supervisors in order to:

  • Promote health and wellness;
  • Promote individual & community responsibility for health;
  • Reduce environmental health hazards;
  • Facilitate coordination and integration of community services;
  • Support and empower individuals and families to live healthy, safe and sustainable lives;
  • Educate the community on current and emerging health and social services issues.

View the Advisory Board By-Laws 

Current Members

 Name  Representation  Affiliation  E-Mail
Anna ShawAdult System of CareMendocino Coast Hospitality Centeranna@mendocinochc.org
CHAIR-Jacqueline WilliamsBOS District 1Ford Street Project/Homeless Servicesjacque@fordstreet.org
Susan Baird KanaanBOS District 2Private Citizensusanbairdkanaan@yahoo.com
Patty BruderBOS District 3Willits Action Grouppbruder@ncoinc.org
Paula CohenBOS District 4Mendocino Coast Clinics, Inc.pcohen@mccinc.org
Sara O’DonnellBOS District 5Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino Countysara@crcmendocino.org
Camille SchraederChildren System of CareRedwood Community Servicescamille@rcs4kids.org
Carole PressCommunity Health RepresentativeMendocino Community Health Cliniccpress@mchcinc.org
Sandy O'FerrallCommunity Health RepresentativeUkiah Valley Medical Centersandy.oferrall@ah.org
Susan Wynd NovotnyCommunity RepresentativeExec. Dir. - Manzanita Services Inc.wynd@pacific.net
Mary Alice WillefordHHSA StaffMental Healthwillefom@co.mendocino.ca.us
Jim BrownLaw EnforcementProbationjimobrown@pacific.net
Open Positions: Children System of Care (1)
Community Rep. (5)
Education (1)
Mendo/Lake Medical Society (1)
Adult System of Care


General Meetings

The HHSA Advisory Board meets monthly from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Big Sur Conference Room located at 747 South State Street, Ukiah (please check in with the receptionist). See below for upcoming meeting dates.


There are 21 possible representative members on the Board. They include:

  • 6 members representing the communities served by the HHSA :
    • 2 each from each branch – Adult System of Care, Children & Family System of Care, and Community Health Services.
  • 5 members representing the Board of Supervisors:
    • 1 each from each district appointed by each of the District Supervisors and representative of that district (lives, works in, or is otherwise knowledgeable of the districts interests)
  • 3 members, 1 each representative of the following community partners:
    • Law Enforcement
    • Mendocino/Lake Medical Society
    • Education
  • 7 Community members representing various economic, geographic, ethnic, environmental, cultural, occupational, and age groups.

Application For Membership

Please mail completed applications to: HHSA Attn: Administration 747 S State St; Ukiah, CA 95482

Health and Human Services Agency Advisory Board Meetings

2017 General Meetings

Download the 2017 General Meeting Schedule

  • January 11 (Agenda)
  • February 8 (Agenda)
  • March 8 (Agenda)
  • April 12 (Agenda)
  • May 10 (Agenda)
  • June 14 (Agenda)
  • July 12 (Agenda)
  • August 9 (Agenda)
  • September 13 (Agenda)
  • October 11 (Agenda)
  • December 13 (Agenda)

2016 General Meetings

Download the 2016 General Meeting Schedule

2015 General Meetings

Download the 2015 General Meeting Schedule

2014 General Meetings

Download the 2014 General Meeting Schedule 

2013 General Meetings

Download the 2013 General Meeting Schedule 

Archive of Meeting Summaries

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