CBHA's first Executive Advocacy Day at the Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade and state Capitol was a great success! Member agencies met with their district representatives and advocated key behavioral health issues affecting that affects the population they serve.
35 members from 27 member agencies attended Executive Advocacy Day and 48 meetings were scheduled with legislators.
CBHA member agencies & CBHA staff took a group photo during in-between meeting breaks. (Kris Giordano, Steve Eckert, Brian Thompson, Elisa Goff_Kinsborg, Erin O'Brien, Steve Gunther, Amanda Clifford, Eva Terrazas, Sparky Harlan, Deborah Son, Paul Curtis, Le Ondra Clark Harvey, Sara Kahoalii, and Eliza Caliolio)
CBHA's ED Paul Curtis and Uplift Family's Eva Terrazas and Brian Thompson with Assemblymember Eloise Gomez-Reyes.
Le Ondra Clark Harvey, director of policy and legislative affairs (CBHA), Asm. Reggies Jones-Sawyer, author of AB 1250, Charlene Dimas-Peinado of Los Angeles Child Guidance Center and Eliza Caliolio, communications and membership manager (CBHA).
A warm welcome from Sen. Anthony Portantino in the Senate Chamber.
River Oak Center for Children with Tempest Edwards from the office of Asm. Jim Cooper.
Asm. Kansen Chu with Sparky Harlan and Amanda Clifford of Bill Wilson Center.
Sen. Bob Wieckowski with CBHA members Elisa Goff_kinsborg, Deborah Son, Amanda Clifford, Sparky Harlan, and Steve Eckert.
Lauren Kahn of HealthRIGHT360, Steve Gunther of Maryvale, and Kris Giordano of Pacific Clinics with Denise Barajas from the office of Asm. Blanca Rubio.
Asm. Anna Caballero with Erin O’Brien, CBHA board president and Community Solutions CEO and Elisa Koff-Ginsborg of the Behavioral Contractors Association, and Le Ondra Clark Harvey, CBHA director of policy and legislative affairs.
CBHA member agencies: Laurie Clothier and Mary Bush of River Oak Center for Children, Camille Schrader of Redwood Community Services, and Steve Eckert of Alum Rock Counseling with Sara, CBHA program director and Jay, CBHA's new policy and legislative coordinator.