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New Commissioner for MHSOAC

July 21, 2016
For immediate release


NEW COMMISSIONER FOR MHSOAC

Sacramento—Governor Brown announced the appointment today of Gladys Mitchell, 58, of Sacramento, to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.  Mitchell served as a staff services manager at the California Department of Health Care Services from 2013 to 2014 and at the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs from 2010 to 2013 and from 2007 to 2009. She was a health program specialist at California Correctional Health Care Services from 2009 to 2010 and a staff mental health specialist at the California Department of Mental Health from 2006 to 2007. Mitchell served as a staff services manager and interim executive officer at the Dental Board of California from 1999 to 2005, where she was a budget officer from 1993 to 1996. She was interim executive officer at the California Board of Occupational Therapy in 2005 and an enforcement coordinator at the California Board of Registered Nursing from 1996 to 1998 and at the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners from 1989 to 1993. She is a member of the St. Hope Public School Board of Directors. Mitchell earned a Master of Social Work degree from California State University, Sacramento. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Mitchell fills the seat of a family member.