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Health and Human Services Commission


A program advisory commission that develops a comprehensive health services plan; advises on budget and programs of the Health Department and legislative matters affecting health programs. 

Major Activities
  • Facilitate the development of prioritized local health and human services goals and needs.
  • Recommend mechanisms and actions to meet the prioritized goals to the Mayor and Assembly.
  • Inform the Mayor and Assembly and community on the status of health and human services issues as new strategies are implemented and challenges arise.

Regular Commission Meetings are held quarterly:  Second Wednesday in January, April, July and October.  All meetings are from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Jewel Jones Conference Room (423) at the DHHS Building, 825 L Street.

- Next Meeting: Wed., October 11, 2017 - 5:30-7:00 p.m. - 825 L Street, 4th floor conference room (423)  - PUBLIC WELCOME


There are nine seats on the Board.  Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Assembly.  Terms are 3 years and commissioners may be reappointed for an additional 3 year term. 

Donna Mears, CHAIR                 Term - Appointed 10/15/2015 - Expiration 10/14/2017

Laura Hudson, Vice-Chair          Term - Appointed 10/15/2015 - Expiration 10/14/2018

Matthew Thomas                        Term - Appointed 10/15/2016 - Expiration 10/14/2019

Gabe Garcia                               Term - Appointed 4/14/2015 - Expiration 10/14/2017

Stephanie Berglund                    Term - Appointed 5/12/2015 - Expiration 10/14/2017

Teresa Bormann                         Term - Appointed 10/15/2015 - Expiration 10/14/2018

Gary Ferguson                            Term - Appointed 10/15/2015 - Expiration 10/14/2018

Tia Conley                                   Term - Appointed 10/15/2016 - Expiration 10/14/2019


Staff Support

Staff support for the Board is provided by the Administration Division, at the Department of Health and Human Services.  For more information call 343-6590 or email Judy Atkins at