Dr. Amie Miller, President
Dr. Amie Miller is the Behavioral Health Director for Monterey County overseeing mental health and substance use disorder services. She has worked with Monterey County for 13 years. During this time she oversaw Quality Improvement and the implementation of the electronic medical record. She is a licensed mental health clinician who has worked with Transition Age Youth as well as our Access Services in the South County region of Monterey.
Veronica Kelley, President-Elect
Veronica A. Kelley, LCSW is the Director for the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health and oversees the daily operations for both Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services. Veronica is a member of the Governing Board for the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA), she sits on the Executive Committee, serves as the Co-Chair for the Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment (SAPT) Committee and is the Co-Chair for the Cultural Competency, Equity & Social Justice (CCESJ) Committee. She is also a Council Member to the California Behavioral Health Planning Council, Board Member to the California Mental Health Services Authority and Associate Member to the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Phebe Bell, Secretary-Treasurer
Phebe Bell, MSW is the Director of Behavioral Health for Nevada County where she oversees mental health and substance use disorder services. Prior to this position she worked for both Placer and Nevada County Health and Human Services Agencies managing programs in the Tahoe Truckee area. Previously she has worked for numerous mental health and family support non-profit organizations.
Dean True, Past President
Dean True is currently the Branch Director of Adult Services for the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency. Mr. True has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, working primarily in mental health settings since 1987. He began his mental health career in the forensic unit of Western State Hospital located outside Tacoma Washington. In 1993 Mr. True left Western State to become the Director of Nursing Services at Crestwood Wellness and Recovery Center, a 99 bed IMD facility located in Redding. Since 2000 he has worked within county mental health systems, including Tehama and Butte, before assuming his current position with Shasta County. Mr. True’s county work has focused on management positions responsible for areas of program development and oversight, public policy, managed care, quality assurance, and privacy/compliance. In addition to being an RN, Mr. True holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the California State University, Chico.