Advisory Board

The purpose of the North Sound Behavioral Health Advisory Board is to advocate for a system of care that is shaped by the voices of our communities and people using behavioral health services. The delivery of behavioral health care is competent, compassionate, empowering and supportive of personal health and wellness. Care needs of the region are understood, defined and championed. The Advisory Board will provide independent and objective advice and feed back to the North Sound BH-ASO Board of Directors and local jurisdictions, and county advisory boards and service providers.

Download our Advisory Board Bylaws.

Monthly Meetings

The North Sound Behavioral Health Advisory Board meets the 1st Tuesday of each month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held at the North Sound BH-ASO office.


The membership of the Advisory Board consists of persons with lived experience and parents and guardians of persons experiencing and/or are in recovery from a behavioral health disorder, law enforcement, retired professionals and Tribal representation. Members from each county are appointed by their respective counties. Members are appointed for 3-year terms. If you would like to serve on the Board or attend a meeting, please contact Maria Arreola at 360-416-7013 or

Island County
Chris Garden
Candace Trautman
Christy Korrow

San Juan County
Theresa Chemnick

Skagit County
Ron Coakley
Duncan West
Patti Bannister

Whatcom County
Arlene Feld
Mark McDonald
Michael Massanari, MD
Kara Mitchell

Snohomish County
Joan Bethel
Jack Eckrem
Marie Jubie
Pat O'Maley-Lanphear
Fred Plappert
Carolann Sullivan
Jennifer Yuen

Advisory Board Documents

Financial Documents

North Sound BH-ASO Advisory Board Forms

2020 Proposed Operating Budget
2019 Operating Budget Adopted
2018 Operating Budget Adopted
2016 Adopted Operation Budget

Meeting Packets


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