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.

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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 being held on a virtual platform until further notice.

 

Membership

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 maria_arreola@nsbhaso.org

Island County

Island County has vacancies. If you are interested to serve, please contact Maria Arreola at maria_arreola@nsbhaso.org or (360) 416-7013
Chris Garden
(No statement)
Candace Trautman
My commitment as an Island County representative on this board is rooted in prevention of suicide deaths and the hard work of recovery for everyone who is affected. It is reality that some people consider taking their own life. Some attempt, and a few attempters die by suicide. It affects all of us. My personal passion lies in education and research in the field of suicidology. Serving on the North Sound Advisory Board provides an avenue for my support of our regional Crisis System.

Rose Dennis

I am an advocate for those whose lives have been impacted by opioid and fentanyl substance abuse. I have personally experienced this disease for over 23 years with my son, and I have learned that there is so much more that can be done to accomplish treatment success. Research has reported that we must treat Substance Abuse as a disease.  Unfortunately, my son Matthew Dennis passed away from this tragic disease in 2021 at the age of 36. More resources could possibly have prevented his death, along with so many others.  

San Juan County

San Juan County has vacancies. If you are interested to serve, please contact Maria Arreola at maria_arreola@nsbhaso.org or (360) 416-7013

Skagit County

Skagit County has vacancies. If you are interested to serve, please contact Maria Arreola at maria_arreola@nsbhaso.org or (360) 416-7013
Deanna Randall-Secrest
(No Statement)

Jere LaFollette
(No Statement)

Snohomish County

Snohomish County has vacancies. If you are interested to serve, please contact Maria Arreola at maria_arreola@nsbhaso.org or (360) 416-7013
Jack Eckrem
(No statement)
Pat O'Maley-Lanphear - Chair
I have always sought ways to advocate for members in my community. My husband is a retired veteran and we have moved many times while he was on active duty, so professionally and through volunteering, I have had a lot of opportunity to advocate for individuals in our community who are struggling with chronic mental health or substance related issues. I also have a family member that continues to experience behavioral issues stemming from chronic mental illness. Participation on this Board is a rewarding way to give back to my community and attempt to make a difference. The blended professional experience as well as my family experience has given me a broad foundation and knowledge of the issues that I can apply to the advocacy functions of the Board.

Michele Meaker Pin

Michele Meaker joined the United Way of Snohomish County in June 2021. Most recently she served three years as Executive Director of NAMI Eastside. Prior to NAMI, Michele served on the Development team at Compass Health. In 2018, Michele earned her EMPA from the Evans School at the University of Washington and has experience as a Legislative Assistant in Olympia.

Michele has lost several family members to suicide, and her family supports extended family with mental health & substance use disorder conditions. Michele is trained to deliver several NAMI programs including Family-to-Family, Family Support Group, and the Ending-the-Silence program for schools. She is also a trained Mental Health First Aid instructor.

Whatcom County

Whatcom County has no vacancies. If you are interested to serve, please contact Maria Arreola at maria_arreola@nsbhaso.org or (360) 416-7013
Arlene Feld
My three years on this board have given me an amazing opportunity to influence the direction of behavioral health care in five counties. Most importantly, this board has influenced planning and filling the gaps in behavioral health care. Additionally, we lobby state government for funding, inform our local counties about added resources and frequently adding needed programs.
Mark McDonald
(No statement)
Alan Friedlob
(No statement)
Kara Allen - Vice Chair
(No statement)

Cathie Muphy

(No Statement)

Hannah Ordos

(No Statement)

Advisory Board Informational Brochure

Advisory Board Informational Flyer

Advisory Board Informational Brochure

Advisory Board Documents

Financial Documents

North Sound BH-ASO Advisory Board Forms

  • Coming Soon

 

2023 Advisory Board Operating Budget

2022 Advisory Board Operating Budget

2021 Advisory Board Operating Budget

2020 Advisory Board Operating Budget

2019 Advisory Board Operating Budget

2018 Advisory Board Operating Budget

2016 Advisory Board Operating Budget


Meeting Packets

2023

January

Executive Directors Report-January 3 2023
     Attachment 1_North Sound BH-ASO Assessment - 12.22.22 - Executive Summary
     Attachment_2_WeeklyCrisis
     Attachment 3_Dashboard
Meeting Packet

2022

January

February

March

Executive Director Report_ Attachment 1_WeeklyCrisis

Executive Director Report_Attachment 2_Dashboard

Executive Director Report_Attachment 3_North Sound BH-ASO Org Chart

March Meeting Packet

April

Advisory Board_Dashboard

North Sound BH-ASO_Quality_Management_Plan

Executive Director Report_Attachment 1_Legislative Update

Executive Director Report_Attachment 2_2022 Session BH Overview

Executive Director Report_Attachment 3_WeeklyCrisis

Executive Director Report_Attachment 4_2022_NSBHASO_Three Year Update

April Meeting Packet

 

May

May Meeting Packet

June Meeting Cancelled 

August

August Meeting Packet

September

Meeting Packet

Executive Directors Report

       Attachment 1_Network Adequacy

       Attachment 2_Crisis system vision slides

       Attachment 3_WeeklyCrisis

       Attachment 4_Dashboard

 

October

Executive Directors Report

       Attachment 1_Network Adequacy

       Attachment 2_BHSCC Network Workgroup Agenda

       Attachment 3_Advisory Board_BH Needs Survey_Results

       Attachment 4_Dashboard

       Attachment 5_WeeklyCrisis

November

Executive Directors Report

 

       Attachment 1_Recovery Navigator Program Success Stories_October 2022.pdf

       Attachment 2_WeeklyCrisis_20221027.pdf

       Attachment 3_Dashboard_20221026.pdf

       Attachment 4_North Sound BH-ASO October 2022 Provider Bulletin.pdf

Meeting Packet

 

December

Executive Directors Report

       Attachment 1

       Attachment 2_PCN Notice of Closure

      Attachment 3_WeeklyCrisis

      Attachment 4_Dashboard

     Attachment 5_IOS Accomplishment Highlights In 2022

2021

January

February

March

April

May

August

September

October

November

December

2020

20200107
20200204
20200303.pdf
20200505
20200602
20200607
20200901

 

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