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Dr. Clark Harvey is a psychologist and the Chief Executive Officer of the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies a statewide advocacy organization representing mental health and substance use disorder non-profit agencies that collectively serve over 750 thousand Californians annually. She is also the Executive Director of the California Access Coalition- a group of advocacy organizations and pharmaceutical industry companies that advocates for patient access to behavioral health treatment. Dr. Clark Harvey has previously served as Chief Consultant to the California State Assembly Committee on Business and Professions,  Principal Consultant to the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development, and a health policy consultant to the office of former Senator Curren D. Price, Jr. 

Prior to her work within the California Legislature, she completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She completed her pre-doctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles Mattel Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Clark Harvey has maintained an impressive record of leadership including serving on national and local boards including the American Psychological Association (APA), and prior positions on the Association of Black Psychologists, Sacramento County Public Health Advisory Board and the Sacramento County Children’s Coalition. Dr. Clark Harvey has received numerous local and national awards and in 2020, was appointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom to his Master Plan on Aging Advisory Committee and the Behavioral Health Task Force. In 2021, she was appointed by California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Board.



Resources for COVID19

The National Council for Behavioral HealthResources and Tools for Addressing Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Disease of Addiction Thrives on IsolationCCAPP A Report to Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature 
The Impact of COVID-19 on the State’s Fragile Substance Use Disorder Treatment System

Safer in Treatment and Recovery - CCAPP Mitigation Strategies for a Pandemic Related Influx of Californians in Need of Addiction Treatment

SAMHSA Resources and Information - COVID19

Community Partners

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Find a support group - Substance Abuse & Suicide Guide; Teen Page

Mental Health America

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission - MHSA Funded Services by County

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Find Support

National Council for Behavioral Health

National Empowerment Center

National Institute of Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Talk to someone (800-273-8255)

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Suicide Prevention and Resource Center

Suicide.Org - California Suicide Hotlines. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and website.

The Trevor Project - A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. (866) 488-7386.


Information & Documents

Association Information

CBHA 2016 Form 990

CBHA 2017 Form 990

CBHA 2018 Form 990



Contact Us

CBHA staff members look forward to assisting you!

Please feel free to call us at 916.557.1166 or email us at [email protected] and we will respond shortly. If you are looking to contact a specific staff member, please see the CBHA Staff Page for their contact information.

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Sacramento, CA 95814



CBHA Committees

Membership Committee - CBHA's Membership Committee provides oversight and support for the association's growth, including but not limited to developing member benefits and recruitment strategies. The Committee reviews and votes on all member applications prior to their on-boarding.

Program Committee -
CBHA's Program Committee assists in developing educational programs and related activities for Council activities as directed by the Board of Directors. Assist by advising staff in developing behavioral health programming by bringing your knowledge and expertise to the committee. Commitment consists of a monthly hour-long conference call and possible special calls as needed.

Policy Committee - As a statewide association, CBHA works strategically and collaboratively to pursue public policy initiatives that create system change for communities across our state for mental health and substance use disorder non-profit community agencies. CBHA's Policy Committee helps shape our Policy Platform, providing a snapshot of policy areas that impact the operations of our eclectic member agencies.

Race & Social Equity Taskforce (RSET) - CBHA's Race & Social Equity Taskforce addresses equity issues and holds events to lead dialogue on critical topics for BIPOC communities. It is imperative that we use our collective platform to help steer the societal conversation in the direction of compassion, patience, tolerance, and selflessness.


Membership Committee Chair: Kent Dunlap, President & CEO, Stars Behavioral Health Group

Program Committee Chair: Al Rowlett, LCSW, MBA, CPRP, CEO, Turning Point Community Programs

Policy Committee, Chair: Darrell Evora, CEO, Uplift Family Services

Policy Subcommittees:
Adults & Older Adults Policy Subcommittee, Chair: Lorna Jones
Children’s Policy Subcommittee, Chair: Steve Eckert
Substance Use Disorders Policy Subcommittee, Chair: Al Senella

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