The Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (SBHCC) was established to ensure a strategic statewide approach to behavioral health services. House Bill 1, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015, (Article IX, Section 10.04) established the SBHCC to coordinate behavioral health services across state agencies. The SBHCC is comprised of representatives of state agencies or institutions of higher education that receive state general revenue for behavioral health services.
Core duties of the SBHCC include:
- Developing and monitoring the implementation of a five-year statewide behavioral health strategic plan.
- Developing annual coordinated statewide behavioral health expenditure proposals.
- Annually publishing an updated inventory of behavioral health programs and services that are funded by the state.
Director of Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Grant Attorney and Administrator
Court of Criminal Appeals
Policy Analyst, Oversight and Improvement
Office of Court Administration/Texas Indigent Defense Commission
Justice Programs Administrator
Office of the Governor
Health and Human Services Commission, Mental Health and Substance Use Programs
Chief Operating Officer
University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston
Blake Harris, Ph.D.
Director, Veterans Mental Health Department
Texas Veterans Commission
Courtney Harvey, Ph.D. (Chair)
Mental Health Statewide Coordinator and Associate Commissioner
Health and Human Services Commission, Office of Mental Health Coordination
Nancy Trevino, PhD.
Director, Texas Tech Mental Health Initiative
Texas Tech University System
Chief Strategist for Behavioral Health
Department of Family and Protective Services
Special Projects Coordinator
Texas Civil Commitment Office
Evan Norton, Psy.D
Director of Integrated Treatment and Support
Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Director,Health Professions Council
(Representing the State Board of Dental Examiners, Texas State Board of Pharmacy, State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, Texas Optometry Board, Texas Board of Nursing and Texas Medical Board.)
Brittney Nichols, LPC-S
Administrative Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center – Tyler
Sydney Minnerly, Ph.D.
Director of Data Analytics & Special Projects
Department of State Health Services
Health and Human Services Commission-State Hospital Section
Program Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation Division
Texas Workforce Commission
Stacy Silverman, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Academic Quality and Workforce Division
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium
Director of Psychological Health, Office of the Joint Surgeon
Texas Military Department
School Based Mental Health Wellness Coordinator
Texas School for the Deaf
Executive Director, Judicial Commission on Mental Health
Supreme Court of Texas
Texas Commission on Jail Standards
Peer to Peer Liaison
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
Mental and Behavioral Health Manager, Interagency Liaison
Texas Education Agency
Director of Reentry and Integration Division
Texas Department of Criminal Justice/Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments
- Aug. 31, 2023 (9 a.m.)
- Nov. 30, 2023 (9 a.m.)
For More Information
Contact us at Mental Health SBHCC.
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