Stakeholders

The mission of the Stakeholder Group is to advance the principles of the Mental Health Services Act and the use of effective practices to assure the transformation of the mental health system in Alameda County. This group of consumers, family members, providers and other key constituents from the community reviews funded strategies and gives input on current and future funding priorities.

Stakeholders strive to maintain a focus on the people being served, while working together with openness and mutual respect.

The functions of the Stakeholder Group include:
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of funded strategies
  • Recommending current and future funding priorities
  • Consulting with Behavioral Healthcare Service Agency and the community on promising approaches that have potential for transforming the mental health systems of care
  • Communicating with relevant mental health constituencies

 
Penny Bernhisel
Telecare Corporation
pbernhisel@telecarecorp.com
Biography
Margot Dashiell
Alameda County Family Coalition
margotjulia@yahoo.com
Alane Friedrich
Alameda County Mental Health Board
amlf2@earthlink.net

 
Karen Grimsich
Administrator of Aging and Family Services,
City of Fremont
kgrimsich@fremont.gov
Biography
Brian Hill
CEO and Founder,
Brian’s Online Success Services
successadvising@gmail.com
Biography
Janet King
Community Relations Coordinator,
Native American Health Center
janetk@nativehealth.org
Biography

 
Sherri Millick
Community Member,
Family Education & Resource Center, Family Leadership Program
smillick@hotmail.com
Biography
Raman Kular
Hume Center
Rkular11@gmail.com

Liz Rebensdorf
President,
National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI, East Bay
tunkiliz@sbcglobal.net
Biography

 
James “Scotty” Scott
Reaching Across
scotty_jws@yahoo.com
Gwen Wilson
G.O.A.L.S. For Women
bayyinanuru@live.com
Biography

 

Participating Agency Leadership

Radawn Alcorn, Interim Transition Age Youth System of Care Director
Aaron Chapman, Medical Director
Gigi Crowder, Ethnic Services Manager
Leda Frediani, Finance Director
Tracy Hazelton, Prevention Coordinator
Manuel Jimenez, Behavioral Health Director
Jeff Rackmil, Children’s System of Care Director
Lillian Schaechner, Older Adult System of Care Director
Karyn L. Tribble, Deputy Behavioral Health Director
James Wagner, Adult System of Care Director

Meetings

The Stakeholder Group meets on the fourth Friday of each month from 2:00-4:00pm at the Behavioral Healthcare Services Agency administrative offices at 2000 Embarcadero Cove in Oakland. The agendas for upcoming meeting can be found by clicking here.
Members of the public are welcome.
 


Stakeholders

How to Join