State Advisory Board

The State Advisory Board is legislatively mandated and consists of gubernatorial appointees and Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization (RBHAO) chairs and designees. The board meets monthly with the Commissioner of DMHAS and advises the Commissioner on programs, policies, and plans for the Department. 

State Advisory Board

John Hamilton, Chairperson
vacant, Co-Vice Chairperson
vacant, Secretary

Governor's Appointees:
J. Craig Allen, M.D.
Sharon L. Castelli
John Hamilton
Denise Paley
Manuel Paris, Psy.D.
Kevin A. Sevarino, M.D., Ph.D
Phillip Valentine


Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization Members:

Region One:
Lateef Habib, President
Rev. Debra Slade, Vice-President
Marcea Koffsky, Consumer Rep
(Vacancy), Designee
Margaret Watt, CEO

Region Two:
Lee Heller, President
(Vacancy), Designee
Juan Hernandez, Consumer Rep

Region Three:
Howard Beatman, President
Margaret Ayer, Designee
(Vacancy), Consumer Rep

Region Four:
Tina Inferrera, President
Larry Pittinger, Designee
Judith Shaw, Consumer Rep

Region Five:
Pat Mosimann, President
Jim Smith, Designee
Brian Reignier, Consumer Rep


Regional Substance Abuse Board Members:

Region One:
Ingrid Gillespie, RBHAO/CPN
John Hamilton, Designee
Michael Askew, Consumer Rep

Region Two:
Betsey Chadwick, RBHAO/CPN
(Vacancy), Designee
(Vacancy), Consumer Rep

Region Three:
Angela Duhaime, RBHAO
(Vacancy), Designee
(Vacancy), Consumer Rep

Region Four:
Thomas Steen, RBHAO/CPN
(Vacancy), Designee
(Vacancy), Consumer Rep

Region Five:
Allison Fulton, RBHAO
(Vacancy), Designee
(Vacancy), Consumer Rep


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