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Archives: 2013-14 Legislative Session

Committee Address:

Phone: (408) 558-1295

Room: 2068


Principal Consultant: Sunshine Borelli

Welcome to the Senate Select Committee on Mental Health

About the Select Committee on Mental Health


Jurisdiction: The Select Committee is authorized and directed to identify the best methods and current trends in mental health treatment. The Select Committee will also evaluate access to treatment, stigmas, and discrimination and how those factors and other issues affect the finances of the state of California and its local governments. The Senate Select Committee on Mental Health will provide updates on hearings, legislation, critical budget items, and relevant reports. To stay informed, please click here.


Senator Jim Beall (Chair)
Senator Joel Anderson
Senator Ellen M. Corbett
Senator Kevin de León
Senator Mark DeSaulnier
Senator Ted Gaines
Senator Cathleen Galgiani
Senator Steve Knight
Senator Mark Leno
Senator Bill Monning
Senator Jim Nielsen
Senator Alex Padilla
Senator Fran Pavley
Senator Darrell Steinberg
Senator Lois Wolk


Select Committee on Mental Health Informational Hearing

Examining California’s Behavioral Health Programs & Investments


Wednesday July 2


State Capitol, Room 112



Join Senator Beall and members of the Senate Select Committee on Mental Health for an informational hearing about the outcomes of California’s recent investments in behavioral health programs. Top local and state officials will address how funds are being use and the future of behavioral health programs.

Speakers include:


Karen Baylor

Mental Health &
Substance Use Disorder Services, DHCS


Nancy Pena

Santa Clara County Mental Health Director


Sandra Perez

Senate Office of Research


Sherri Gauger

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission


Barbara Liebert

California Health Facilities Financing Authority


Rusty Selix

Mental Health Association of California & California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies


Dr. Renay Bradley

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission


Sarah Larson

California Legislative Analyst Office




Click HERE to RSVP


For more information contact Sunshine Borelli at 408-558-1295 or Sunshine.Borelli@sen.ca.gov