Meeting Announcement:

Meeting: Behavioral Health Advisory Board Executive Committee
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Time: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting – Via Zoom

Attached are the minutes of the last BHAB Executive Committee meeting and the agenda for the upcoming meeting. Note that the agenda and/or minutes may include copies of handouts and/or presentations, which can be accessed by scrolling down the document.

Please review the agenda and materials prior to the meeting. Thank you.

Join the Zoom meeting in the following way:

Zoom meeting link:

Meeting ID: 810 1441 1236
Password: 785009
Dial-in: 669 900 9128

Please note the following important information related to supporting your participation in the upcoming meeting:

  1. Zoom will initially start with a “waiting room”—you will be “admitted” into the meeting room when the meeting starts.

  2. The meeting is recorded.

  3. All participants are muted upon entry to minimize any unintended disruption of background sounds. Please keep yourself on mute unless you are speaking.

  4. Note the following regarding the public comment portions of the agenda:

    1. Public comments are made by “raising your hand” in one of the following ways:

      1. If you are joining the meeting via video/audio, you join the comment queue in the following ways:

        1. If you are running an older version of Zoom, you can “raise your hand” by clicking on the participant window at the bottom of the Zoom screen and then click on the “raise hand” feature in that participant window.

        2. If you are running the most current version of Zoom (5.4.9 and above) you can “raise your hand” by clicking on the Reactions button and then clicking on “raise hand” feature. Your hand will appear in the upper left-hand corner of your individual Zoom window as well as the participant window.

        3. Note that your raised hand will appear TO THE HOST in the order it was received.

      2. If you are joining the meeting by telephone only, you can join the comment queue by pressing *9. When it is your turn to make your comment, press *6 to unmute and then again to mute yourself.

    2. Comments are taken in the order they are received in the queue/participant window.

    3. When it is your turn to make a comment, you will be asked to unmute yourself.

    4. Public comments may be up to 3 minutes during the public comment periods, or before an agenda item, with a cumulative total time not to exceed 5 minutes.

    5. The assigned timekeeper will track each public comment time as well as the total time per speaker. When your time is up, the timekeeper will interrupt to let you know that you have reached the 3-minute maximum as well as when you have reached your total allotted time.

    6. At the end of the three minutes and/or allotted time, the mic will be opened to the next person in the comment queue.


Meeting Date/Time: 2nd Monday of each month at 1:00 PM. These meetings are open to the public.

  • Chair: Jerry Harris
  • 1st Vice Chair: Ratan Bhavnani
  • 2nd Vice Chair: Joe S. Ramirez
  • Secretary: Mary Haffner
  • Member At Large: Carol Thomas
  • Chair Emeritus: Janis Gardner

The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the Chair, 1st and 2nd Vice-Chairs, Secretary, Member-At-Large and Chair Emeritus.

Duties of the committee:

  • Carry out any responsibilities delegated by the BHAB.
  • Act in emergencies in any way it deems necessary when there is not time for the entire BHAB to act. Any such action taken will be consistent with the Brown Act.
  • Comply with Brown Act requirements.

If you are interested in joining this or other BHAB committees, please call (805) 981-1115.