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NEW CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR ELECTED FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMISSION

For immediate release
October 10, 2017

NEW CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR ELECTED FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMISSION


Sacramento—The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission is pleased to announce the election of current Vice Chair John Boyd to Chair and Commissioner Khatera Aslami-Tamplen to Vice Chair. The election took place Thursday, September 27 at the Commission meeting in Sacramento.

Chair-elect John Boyd, Psy.D., is Sutter Health’s Chief Executive Officer of Mental Health Services.  He has an extensive background in healthcare administration and mental health.  Prior to joining Sutter in 2008, he served as Assistant Administrator for Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center.  He is a Board Member of National Mental Health America; he has also served in other appointed capacities, including City of Sacramento Planning Commissioner. Boyd is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.  He has served on the Commission since 2013.  

Vice Chair-elect Khatera Aslami-Tamplen is the consumer empowerment manager at Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, a position she has held since 2012.  She was executive director at Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services from 2007-2012.  Aslami-Tamplen is a founding member of the California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations, on the Board of Directors for Sutter Health Sutter Care at Home, and Board President of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.  She has served on the Commission since 2013.

The terms begin January 2018 and will be effective for one year.