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Task Force on Behavioral Health

Information about the Task Force on Behavioral Health


Upcoming Meetings for the Large Task Force on Behavioral Health:

  • Thursday, September 18, 2:00-6:00 PM in the City Council Committee Room, 9th Floor
  • Thursday, September 25, 3:30-7:30 PM in the City Council Committee Room, 9th Floor
  • Thursday, October 2, 5:30-7:30 PM in the City Council Committee Room, 9th Floor

What is this Process About?

Upcoming Meetings

AgendaMinutesHandouts and Presentations
Sept 18, 2014
Aug 21, 2014 Meeting Minutes

NM Behavioral Health Collaborative Meeting 2/27/2014

Fast Track Presentation

Interaction with Court Systems Group

Long Term Services Working Group

Housing Workgroup

Aug 7, 2014 Meeting Minutes

Cost and Outcomes of Selected Behavioral Health Grants and Spending: Human Services Department Presentation

Small Working Groups Handouts & Updates:

  • Group 1: Gaps Analysis (formally known as: Identifying medical/psychiatric services and resources for citizens in the metro area)
  • Group 2: Crisis Encounters/ Intervention— no handouts
  • Group 3: Interaction with the Court Systems / Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) (This group now consists of the former group 3: Legal Status and Rights of persons with mental illness and Group 4: Interaction with the Court Systems—they were combined into one group and a new area of emphasis was added )
  • Group 4: No presentation or handouts
  • Group 5: Long-Term Maintenance and Access to Services
  • Group 6: Case Management
July 16, 2014 Meeting Minutes

Working Groups

Wertheimer Final Report 2004

House Joint Memorial 01 Task Force Recommendations 2011

Presentation on the Supportive Housing Project, Lisa Simpson

June 26, 2014 Meeting Minutes

Official Press Release

News Item




    June 9, 2014 City Council passed legislation calling for the creation of the Task Force on Behavioral Health



    May 27, 2014 Press Release announcing the creation of the Task Force on Behavioral Health

    Official Press Release

    News Item


    City Councilors Brad Winter and Isaac Benton recently sponsored legislation that called for the creation of a "Task Force on Mental Health" (renamed to the "Task Force on Behavioral Health") to work towards service strategies that will benefit our entire community.

    This call for action unites the City, State, and County in a bipartisan effort to address the mental health crisis in New Mexico. City Councilmen Winter and Benton, County Commissioner’s Hart-Stebbins and Johnson and State Senator’s O’Neill and Rue join together to bring this matter before the citizens of New Mexico with hopes of finding immediate and sustainable solutions.

    Task Force Members & Duties

    The Task Force will meet to discuss joint funding opportunities from the State of New Mexico, City of Albuquerque and County of Bernalillo and to propose recommendations to address the issues surrounding and concerning mental health issues within the State of New Mexico.


    Isaac Benton Albuquerque City Councilor
    Brad Winter Albuquerque City Councilor
    Wayne Johnson Bernalillo County Commissioner
    Maggie Hart-Stebbins Bernalillo County Commissioner
    Sander Rue New Mexico State Senator
    Bill O'Neill New Mexico State Senator
    Rick Miera New Mexico State Representative
    Klarissa Peña Albuquerque City Councilor
    Liz Thompson New Mexico State Representative
    Michael Robertson

    City of Albuquerque – Division Manager of Health and Human Services

    Rodney McNease

    University of NM Hospital- Executive Director of Behavior Health Administration

    Katrina Hotrum

    Director of the County’s Department of Substance Abuse Programs

    Andy Vallejos

    Coordinator for the Task Force on Mental Health

    Lisa Simpson

    Bernalillo Co. Public Safety Division - Technical Advisor to the Adult Reform Coordinator

    Kelly Bradford

    Bernalillo Co. Adult Detention Reform Coordinator

    Wayne Lindstrom

    New Mexico Human Services Department

    Jean Klein

    Metropolitan Court- Program Manager for the Mental Health and Homeless Courts

    Nils Rosenbaum

    Albuquerque Police Department- Crisis Outreach Psychiatrist

    Doug Chaplin

    City of Albuquerque- Director of the Family and Community Services Dept.

    Maureen Kolomeir

    Provider in Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic- Practitioner in the health care community 22+ yrs

    Thomas Gagliano

    NAMI- Currently enrolled in the Family to Family Program

    Jessica Perseo

    Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center- Psychiatric Acute Care (PAC 1)

    David Ley

    New Mexico Solutions- Executive Director

    Paula Harper

    The Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico

    Douglas Fraser

    Consumer and experience with TeamBuilding- Trauma Informed Care

    Michele Franowsky

    Social Worker Consultant- Mental Health Division of the Law Offices of the Public Defender

    Anita Briscoe

    Psychiatric Nurse Practicioner- 20 + years in the field

    Nancy Koenigsberg

    Disability Rights New Mexico- Legal Director

    Miriam Komaromy

    Physician- Certified in internal and addiction medicine

    Robert Maxwell

    Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless- Casa Los Arboles

    Beth Dehler

    Mental health provider in the public schools

    Eric Peterson

    Public health, social service and nursing experience

    Adriana Delgado

    Bernalillo County Fire Fighter/ EMT

    Jill Marshall

    NM Department of Health- Program Director of the Los Lunas Community Program

    Caroline Bonham

    Psychiatrist in the UNM Department of Psychiatry/ Vice Chair of Community Partnerships

    Marsha McMurray-Avila

    Bernalillo County Community Health Council – Coordinator

    Bill Wagner

    Centro Savila- Founder

    Harris Silver, MD

    Bernalillo county Opioid Accountability Group- Co-Coordinator

    Jay Crowe

    Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless- Behavioral Health Manager/Clinical Director

    Fr. Rusty Smith

    St. Martin’s Hospitality and Behavioral Health Center- Executive Director & CEO

    Lt. Chad S. Kim

    Albuquerque Fire Department- Quality Improvement Captain

    Sgt. Patrick Burk

    Bernalillo County Sheriff- Sergeant of the Crisis Intervention Team Unit

    Lt. Glenn St. Onge

    Albuquerque Police Department- Lieutenant of the Crisis Intervention Team

    Art Marshall

    District Court- Director of Pretrial services and mental health court

    Adan Carriaga

    Citizen with interest in behavioral health care

    Mauricio Tohen

    UNM- Department of Psychiatry- Professor and Chairman

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