ABOUT US

About Cal Voices (a continuation of NorCal MHA) 

In 1946, coalition of mental health patients, mental health service providers, and interested community members began a local Mental Health Association chapter in Sacramento, which is now known as Cal Voices, a continuation of NorCal MHA.  For over 70 years, Cal Voices has provided mental health consumers with culturally-affirming peer support services, assistance in navigating various human service agencies, and advocacy for consumer-oriented public mental health policies. Currently, Cal Voices provides these services in Amador, Placer, and Sacramento counties in California, and offers technical assistance to other mental health agencies statewide. Cal Voices is an affiliate of Mental Health America (MHA) is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

 

Our Mission

Cal Voices is dedicated to improving the lives of residents in the diverse communities of California through advocacy, education, research, and culturally relevant services.  In all of its programs, Cal Voices works with individuals and families with mental health challenges to promote wellness and recovery, prevention, and improved access to services and support. Cal Voices staff strive to provide peer services that foster recovery, reduce stigma and discrimination, and improve cultural competency through self-help, education, and culturally relevant research.

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Executive Leadership

Board of Directors

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TATIANA SCHEVCHENKO

PRESIDENT

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JESSE WILLIAMS

SECRETARY

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GAYLON PALMER, MSW

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

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GUSTAVO AYALA

MEMBER

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PATRICK "HIEP" MA, PA

MEMBER

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JADE REED

MEMBER

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LORRAINE ZELLER

MEMBER

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SUSAN GALLAGHER, MMPA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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DAWNIELL ZAVALA, ESQ.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR & GENERAL COUNSEL

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DESIREE ALARCON

HUMAN RESOURCES &

ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS MANAGER

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Are you interested in serving on Cal Voices' Board of Directors?

 

Our Board meets for two hours every other month to review Cal Voices' performance, oversee fiscal operations, set agency policy, and guide important decisions that impact the organization.

 

Our Board is comprised of individuals who are committed to improving mental health services, influencing mental health policy, and empowering people affected by mental illness.  We are always looking for enthusiastic new Board members, particularly those who are current or former recipients of public mental health services (consumers) and/or their family members.

 

If you would like to serve on our Board, please submit your completed Board Member Application to Desiree Alarcon at dalarcon@calvoices.org or fax it to (916) 855-5448.

PHONE | (916) 366-4600

     FAX | (916) 855-5448

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