The Behavioral Health Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Whatcom County Executive, via the Health Department, advising on general priorities for behavioral health programs, including substance abuse and mental health services.
Meetings are held quarterly
in the County Courthouse, Conference Room 514, at 3:30 pm.
**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are currently held virtually online**
Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
The Committee consists of 11 members. Ten members are appointed by the County Executive, and one member must be a member of the County Council.
Current Membership Roster
Todd Donovan County Council member
Anne Deacon Health Department Designee
Nicholas Evans Substance Use Disorder Advocate
Bill Elfo Whatcom County Sheriff
Mullane Harrington PeaceHealth Representative
Dascomb Jamison Substance Use Recovery Advocate
Wendy Jones County Chief of Corrections
Chris Phillips Mental Health Recovery Advocate
Dave Reynolds Judicial representative
Susan Wood Behavioral Health Professional
Michael Massanari Mental Health Recovery Advocate
All members are residents of Whatcom County. Membership must include one representative from:
Additionally, the remaining five Executive-appointed positions shall include two people who are advocates of mental health recovery, two people who are advocates of substance use disorder recovery, and one behavioral health professional.