Community Mental Health Liaisons Community Mental Health Committee
Community Mental Health (CMH) Committee members are involved as representatives on San Diego community boards/councils/committees related to the provision of mental health services.
Children's Adult and Older Adult Mental Health System of Care Council, County of San Diego: The purpose of the System of Care Councils is to ensure that all agencies serving San Diego County children, transition age youth, adult and older adult communities have coordinated services. Coordination of care will result in outcomes consistent with System of Care values and principles. The Council has its charge in providing on-going review, advice and comment on the implementation of the MHSA, and serves as advisory to the County Mental Health Director. Sherry Casper, Ph.D. is SDPA representative to the Children, Youth and Families System of Care. Steve Tess, PhD is the representive to the Adult/ Older Adult Council. and Don Miller, Ph.D. is alternate.
San Diego Mental Health Coalition: This community group has representatives from consumer groups, family advocacy groups, county contracted organization professional provider groups, and is advisory to San Diego County Mental Health Services. Andrea Karp, Psy.D. represents the SDPA and Laura Otis-Miles, Ph.D. is the alternate.
Optum Health Credentialing Committee: This committee oversees the credentialing and re- credentialing of Optum Health's Medi-Cal mental health providers to the public sector in San Diego County in response to the San Diego County Mental Health Plan's Quality Improvement Program. Karen K Zappone, Ph.D. was the representative and the position is currently open.