Committee Members

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee (DEIC) - Cultural Competence continues to assess, advise, implement, support, and monitor policies and programs which ensures effective service and program provisions in all cross-cultural situations. The committee members, representing diverse cultural backgrounds and other special interests, will continue to provide input and insight to the Behavioral Health Department leadership team in order to create a safe and welcoming environment for all. Current committee members include:

Kimberli Andridge, Psy.D, Associate Director of Operations & Quality, Coor. of Gender & Sexual Inclusivity 

Jay Bettergarcia, Ph.D, Professor & Director of QCARES 

Ana Isabel Cabezas, Psy.D, Diversity & Multicultural Inclusion Coordinator 

Michelle Call, former ED of The GALA Pride & Diversity Center 

Gabriel Granados, Behavioral Health Specialist Veteran Outreach Program 

Nancy Jambor, Behavioral Health Clinician 

Barry Johnson, TMHA Division Director, Education and Advocacy 

Margaux Jones, FCNI Independent Living Program Supervisor

Claudia Lopez, L.C.S.W. Patient Rights Advocate 

Annika Michetti, Behavioral Health Program Supervisor, Drug & Alcohol Services 

Annika Morse, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - Cultural Competence Intern 

Carlos Olson, Mental Health Program Supervisor 

Juanita Patlan Mendez, FCNI WRAP Case Manager

Lilia Rangel-Reyes, Multicultural Specialist, Tri-Counties Regional Center 

Jill Rietjens, L.M.F.T. Behavioral Health Division Manager  

Anne Robin, L.M.F.T. Behavioral Health Administrator 

Nasseem Rouhani, Behavioral Health Specialist 

Kendra Scott, Veterans Service Administrative Assistance 

Katherine Soule, Ph.D, Director UC Cooperative Extension & Youth, Families, & Communities 

Nestor Veloz-Passalacqua, M.P.P., M.L.S. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Manager 

Laura Zarate, Behavioral Health Secretary 

Pam Zweifel, NAMI & Behavioral Health Board Member 

Related Forms & Documents

DEI Language Guidebook
Adapted Continuum on Becoming an Actively Inclusive Institution
DEI Committee Bylaws - Final
California Department of Mental Health Cultural Competence Plan Requirements - CCPR Modification
Framework for Advancing Cultural, Linguistic, Racial & Ethnic Behavioral Health Equity

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