Behavioral Health Department
Ventura County Behavioral Health Advisory Board
The Ventura County Behavioral Heath Advisory Board (BHAB) exist under the authority of the California Legislature by its enactment of Section 5604 of the Welfare and Institutions Code as amended by SB 43 (McCorquodale, Chapter 564 of 1993). The purpose of the BHAB is provided in Section 5604.2. One member of the Board of Supervisors is a member of the BHAB. There shall be no less than fifteen (15) and no more than twenty-one (21) members of the Board. Each Supervisor may appoint three (3) mental health representatives and one (1) substance use disorder representative.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the BHAB, you may complete the application and return it to Behavioral Health Advisory Board, 1911 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Oxnard, CA 93036 or via email to VCBHWeb@ventura.org. Click here for Appointment Application.
Behavioral Health Advisory Board Members
Board of Supervisors - Linda Parks
Chair - Dave Holmboe
1st Vice Chair - Janis Gardner
2nd Vice Chair - Carol Thomas
Secretary - Valerie Flores
Rene Beauchesne, LCSW
Irene Mellick, LCSW
Dr. Irene Pinkard
Adult Services Committee
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 1st Thursday at 10:00 AM.
BHAB Adult Services Committee (click here for meeting materials)
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 2nd Monday at 1:00 PM.
BHAB Executive Committee (click here for meeting materials)
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 3rd Monday at 1:00 PM.
BHAB General Meeting (click here for meeting materials)
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 2nd Monday at 3:15 PM.
BHAB Prevention Committee (click here for meeting materials)
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 4th Thursday at 10:30 AM.
BHAB TAY Committee (click here for meeting materials)
Youth and Family Committee
Monthly Meeting Date/Time: 2nd Wednesday at 10:00 AM.
BHAB Youth & Family Committee (click here for meeting materials)