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Behavioral Health and Wellness Council (BHWC)


Action Minutes

May 20, 2014 (pdf)

May 20, 2014 (pdf) Draft

April 22, 2014 (pdf)

April 22, 2014 (pdf) Draft

April 21, 2014 (pdf)

April 21, 2014 (pdf)

March 25, 2014 (pdf)

March 25, 2014 (pdf)

March 24, 2014 (pdf)

March 24, 2014 (pdf)

February 27, 2014 (pdf)

February 27, 2014 (pdf)

February 26, 2014 (pdf)

February 26, 2014 (pdf)
January 29, 2014 (pdf) January 29, 2014 (pdf)
Improving Behavioral Health Conditions in Nevada

The Behavioral Health and Wellness Council will examine ways of improving and strengthening the systems of support and delivery of services to those living with behavioral health conditions in Nevada. An analysis of Nevada’s mental health system, which began in May, will also be evaluated by this council. The creation of the council, for which the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will provide administrative support, follows a recently completed DHHS analysis which provided recommendations to improve the delivery and availability of high-quality behavioral health services to individuals, their families, providers, communities and the state of Nevada as a whole.

“The convening of this council is the first time members of law enforcement, the judiciary, providers and behavioral health experts are gathering to address the needs of the most vulnerable people in our society,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “Nevada needs thoughtful, effective and efficient solutions and recommendations from people who serve Nevadans with behavioral health issues on the front lines each and every day. I look forward to receiving the Council’s recommendations and continuing to improve the delivery of behavioral health services to those who need them most.”


  • Dr. Joel Dvoskin, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic) University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Jackie Glass, Retired Eighth Judicial District Court Judge
  • Mike Willden, Director, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
  • Richard Whitley, Administrator, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
  • Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Speaker, Nevada State Assembly
  • Michael Roberson, Minority Leader, Nevada State Senate
  • Pat Hickey, Minority Leader, Nevada State Assembly
  • Debbie Smith, Assistant Majority Leader, Nevada State Senate
  • Katherine Miller, Director, Nevada Department of Veterans Services
  • Dr. Dale Carrison, Chief of Staff, University Medical Center
  • Karla Perez, Regional Vice President, Universal Health Services
  • Richard Steinberg, President/CEO WestCare Foundation
  • Steve Wolfson, District Attorney, Clark County
  • Susan Roske, Chief Public Defender, Clark County
  • Randolph Townsend, Former Nevada State Senator
  • Doug Gillespie, Sheriff, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police
  • Timothy Burch, Director, Clark County Department of Social Services
  • Monte Miller, CEO, KeyState Corporate Management
  • Sue Gaines, President NAMI Nevada Board of Directors
  • Michael Kelley- Babbitt NAMI Nevada, Connections Coordinator



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