Behavioral health committee

We are very fortunate at Jewish Family Service to have a dedicated and committed Behavioral Health Committee of community members who strive to eliminate the stigma of mental illness by increasing community awareness.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Registration: 11:00am – 11:30am
Luncheon & Program: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego 92122

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The Behavioral Health Committee, founded by Linda Janon, supports Jewish Family Service of San Diego in its efforts to provide behavioral health services that foster self-sufficiency and community engagement for individuals and their families through education and outreach. The Committee holds two community events per year that inform and promote awareness on subjects related to behavioral health.

Each spring, the BHC holds an annual Behavioral Health Luncheon in support of mental health awareness. The committee is also responsible for other educational events throughout the year.

The BHC's vision ultimately led to the creation of our Intensive Psychiatric Case Management Program, which maximizes the ability of chronically mentally ill individuals to live independent lives.

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The BHC's annual Behavioral Health Panel and Luncheon events have hosted a variety of powerful and impactful speakers, including:

Behavioral Health Panel

Panel of local professionals discuss mental health policies and community options. From left to right: Dr. Jim Fix, Executive Director of PERT; Dr. Michael Krelstein, Clinical Director of San Diego Behavioral Health Services; and Jeff Elias, Esq., Attorney and Consultant in Criminal and Mental Health Law

Behavioral Health Committe

Mona Angel [Co-Chair]
Bonnie Baron, LCSW
Phyllis Bendett
Lisa Goldberg
Meg Goldstein
Nancy Gordon
Gloria Harris, Ph.D.
Marcia Foster Hazan
Linda Janon [Founder]
Cecile Jordan Ed.D.
Barbara Kent, M.S.
Debbie Kramer, LCSW
Mimi Lee, M.S.
Cheryl Levitt
Teddie Lewis
Jenny Meiselman, Ph.D.
Hannah Moss
Marie Raftery
Dara Bliss Schwartz, PsyD
Karen Shein [Co-Chair]
Devorah Shore
Fern Siegel
Karen Foster Silberman
JFS Staff

Lea Bush
Senior Director, Family & Community Services

Dana Levin
Sponsorship & Luncheon

Crystal Sloan

Dana Toppel

Carole Yellen
Panel Event Resource Fair

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