Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Drug Court Citizens Advisory Committee​

To help prevent and reduce the impacts of disabling chemical dependency and mental illness by creating and investing in effective, data driven programs for a continuum of recovery-oriented systems of care, the purpose of the Citizens Advisory Committee is to:

Advise the Board of Commissioners on systemic mental health, substance abuse and therapeutic court issues.  

Review strategic plans which identify regional needs and guide near-term actions to address such needs.

Assess proposals for targeted funding to address the needs outlined in the strategic plans.

Develop and measure specific performance measures to ensure funding is meeting proposed goals and those of Kitsap's strategic plans.

Ensure that the implementation and evaluation of the strategies and programs funded by the Treatment Sales Tax are transparent, accountable and collaborative.

Resolution #139-2013 Adopted on September 23, 2013 appointed the members of the CAC.

​Kathleen Cronin​At-Large, District 1​9/23/18 - 9/22/21
​Richard Daniels​Chair, District 1​9/23/17 - 9/22/20
​Russell Hartman​At-Large, District 3​9/23/18 - 9/22/21
VACANT​Salish Behavioral Health Organization
​Robert Parker​At-Large, District 2​9/23/18 - 9/22/21
​Ursula Petters​Commission on Children and Youth​9/23/19 - 9/22/22
​Jeannie Screws​At-Large, District 2​9/23/19 - 9/22/22
​Valerie Nau​Law and Justice4/9/18 - 9/22/20
​Kimberly Shipp​Education​9/23/17 - 9/22/20
Charmaine Scott​Area Agency on Aging4/8/19 - 9/22/22
Jackie Fojtik​At-Large, District 3​4/9/18 - 9/22/21


The  Citizens Advisory Committee will be comprised of 11 members appointed by the County Commissioners:

One (1) from the Salish Behavioral Health Organization Advisory Board
One (1) from the Commission on Children and Youth
One (1) from the Area Agency on Aging
One (1) from Law and Justice
One (1) from Education
Six (6) At-Large representing a broad spectrum of community members whose background and expertise will enhance the function and effectiveness of the Advisory Committee in fulfilling their responsibilities.

To ensure continuity, the initial committee will be made up of three members appointed for one-year terms; four members will serve two year terms. Subsequent applicants will be appointed to three year terms.


Meeting Time
3rd Tuesday of every month at
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Kitsap WorkSource Center
Kitsap Room
1300 Sylvan Way
Bremerton, WA 98310


2019 meeting schedule
January 3
January 15
February 19
March 19
April 16
May 21
June 18
July 16
September 17
October 15
November 19

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Gay Neal, Human Services
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Doug Washburn, Human Services Director

Hannah Shockley, Human Services Office Supervisor
360-337-7185, x3530 

Fax: 360-337-5721