Meet the BHAB

Meet the Behavioral Health Advisory Board Members

(photo) shaking hands

Public Behavioral Health Advisory Board Roster (Updated: 7/2021)

Composition of Board Members:
One (1) shall be a member of the Board of Supervisors and 14 members shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Seven (7) members shall be consumers, parents, spouses, siblings or adult children of consumers who are receiving/have received mental health services. Seven (7) members shall be experienced/knowledgeable of the mental health system or be public interest.
**BOARD COMPOSITION SHALL REFLECT THE MINORITY POPULATION FOUND IN THE COUNTY**
 

2021 Chair
Michael Rose, DrPH, LCSW, Treatment and Recovery Specialist

Appointment Date: 3/09/21

2021 Vice Chair
Frederick Williams, LMFT, Treatment and Recovery Specialist
Appointment Date: 3/09/21

Supervisor Katrina Foley, Board of Supervisors, 2nd District
Appointment Data: 4/13/21

Lauren Deperine, Person in Recovery
Appointment Date: 3/09/21

Karyl Dupee, LMFT, Family Member

Appointment Date: 3/09/21

Geoffrey Henderson, Family Member
Appointment Date: 3/09/21

Matthew Holzmann, Family Member
Appointment Date: 3/09/21

Mara James, Person in Recovery
Appointment Date: 3/09/21


Stephen McNally, Family Member
Appointment Date: 3/09/21

Kristen Pankratz, MSW, Person in Recovery
Appointment Date: 3/09/21

Courtney Smith, Public Interest- 3rd District
Appointment Date: 3/23/21

Denis J. Taylor, Public Interest- 5th District
Appointment Date: 4/27/21


Nita Tewari, Public Interest- 2nd District
Appointment Date: 5/11/21


Duan Tran, MSW, Public Interest- 4th District
Appointment Date: 3/09/21


Vacant – 1st District Appointee Representative
 

Behavioral Health Services Staff

Jeffrey Nagel, Ph.D.
Behavioral Health Director
Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services
405 W. 5th Street, Suite 726
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Elizabeth Miramontes, Secretary III, (714) 834-6023

Annette Mugrditchian, LCSW
Director of Operations
Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services
405 W. 5th Street, Suite 724
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Elizabeth Miramontes, Secretary III, (714) 834-6023

Karla Perez
Staff Specialist
Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services
405 W. 5th Street, Suite 475
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Kperez@ochca.com
(714) 834-5481

 

How to Become a Member of the Orange County Behavioral Health Advisory Board

Volunteers requirements include:

  • Must be available to attend two (2) monthly meetings, on the second Tuesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. and the fourth Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
  • Must reside in Orange County
  • May not work for the County or a contracted agency/provider of Behavioral Health Services.
  • Must be a direct consumer of behavioral health services, family member, behavioral health professional, or have public interest in County’s behavioral health services.

For additional information on becoming a member of the Orange County Behavioral Health Advisory Board, please contact Karla Perez, Kperez@ochca.com.