Paul Curtis is a longtime activist who is Executive Director of the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies, a statewide association of non-profit community agencies serving the behavioral health community and is dedicated to the proposition that the people of California deserve a rational, comprehensive, community-based behavioral health system that is adequately funded to serve all those in need of services.  We are their voice at the Capitol and with state agencies, and work to ensure that state and county programs support integrated services for children, youth, adults and the elderly.  Prior to CCCBHA Paul was the Executive Director of the California Coalition for Youth focusing on the challenges facing homeless youth.  Paul has over thirty years of experience working in both the for-profit and non-profit world and was involved in the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ communities for many years. He has an extensive background in developing collaborative community programs, public policy and advocacy efforts and building strong relationships across non-profit, for-profit and government sectors.