Michelle Doty Cabrera, Executive Director

Michelle Doty Cabrera recently joined CBHDA as Executive Director. As the chief executive officer, she administers and manages the Association budget and staff, leads all advocacy efforts and relationships with stakeholders and partners, and is leading the Association’s efforts to transform the delivery of behavioral health services in California by investing in building out community-integrated, comprehensive, quality mental health and substance use disorder services.

Ms. Cabrera has a wealth of experience on state budget and policy as a legislative staff consultant and lobbyist. Prior to joining CBHDA, she served as the Healthcare Director for the California State Council of the Services Employees International Union (SEIU California), where she advocated on behalf of healthcare workers and consumers, including county behavioral health workers.

She served as a Senior Consultant for the Assembly Human Services Committee, chaired at the time by Senator Jim Beall, where she specialized in child welfare issues; and served as a Program Officer for the California HealthCare Foundation.

Ms. Cabrera serves as a member on the National Quality Forum’s Standing Committee on Disparities, which seeks to reduce and eliminate health disparities through quality measurement. She serves on the Board of Directors of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network.

E-mail: mcabrera@cbhda.org

Phone: (916) 556-3477 ext. 1108