County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California

Representing the public behavioral health systems for California counties

COMMITTEES

Cultural Competency, Equity & Social Justice


On April 12, 2012, the CMHDA (now CBHDA) Ethnic Services and Social Justice Advisory Committees merged to form the Cultural Competency, Equity and Social Justice Committee.

Cultural Competency, Equity and Social Justice Committee (CCESJC) Handouts (Link)

Cultural Competency, Equity and Social Justice Committee (CCESJC) Documents (Link)

Committee Leadership

  • Alfredo Aguirre, LCSW – Chair
    San Diego County
  • Veronica Kelley, LCSW – Co-Chair
    San Bernardino County

Executive Committee

  • Alfredo Aguirre, LCSW San Diego County
  • Veronica Kelley, LCSW San Bernardino County
  • Jo Ann Johnson, LCSW Sacramento County
  • Sandra Chang-Ptasinski, Ph.D. Los Angeles County
  • Luis Tovar, MPA Ventura County
  • Connie Cha, PhD Fresno County

Regional Leadership

  • Vacant – Superior Region Chair
  • VacantBay Area Region Chair
  • Connie Cha, Ph.D – Central Region Co-Chair, Diversity Services Coordinator-Mental Health Services Act, Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health, cocha@co.fresno.ca.us, PH: 559.453.6032
  • Jo Ann Johnson, LCSWCentral Region Co-Chair, Cultural Competence/E.S. Program Manager, Sacramento County Division of Mental Health, johnsonj@saccounty.net, PH: 916.875.3861
  • Sandra Chang-Ptasinski, Ph.D. – Los Angeles Region Chair, Ethnic Services Manager, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, SChang@dmh.lacounty.gov, PH: 213.251.6815
  • Luis A. Tovar, MPA – Southern Region Chair, Ethnic Services Manager, Ventura County Behavioral Health, Luis.Tovar@ventura.org, PH: 805.981.1101