Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council

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.


Brooke Boston  
Director of Programs  
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Alexander Comsudi  
Grant Attorney and Administrator  
Court of Criminal Appeals

Kristin Meeks 
Policy Analyst, Oversight and Improvement 
Office of Court Administration/Texas Indigent Defense Commission

Andrew Friedrichs  
Justice Programs Administrator  
Office of the Governor

Reilly Web 
Associate Commissioner 
Health and Human Services Commission, Mental Health and Substance Use Programs 

Stephen Glazier  
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

Trina Ita 
Chief Strategist for Behavioral Health 
Department of Family and Protective Services

Roxanne Lackey  
Special Projects Coordinator  
Texas Civil Commitment Office

Evan Norton, Psy.D 
Director of Integrated Treatment and Support  
Texas Juvenile Justice Department

John Monk 
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

Kristy Carr 
Associate Commissioner 
Health and Human Services Commission-State Hospital Section

Jonas Schwartz  
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

Luanne Southern  
Executive Director  
Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium

Robin Sontheimer
Director of Psychological Health, Office of the Joint Surgeon
Texas Military Department

Ashley O’Niell
School Based Mental Health Wellness Coordinator
Texas School for the Deaf

Kristi Taylor  
Executive Director, Judicial Commission on Mental Health  
Supreme Court of Texas

Brandon Wood 
Executive Director 
Texas Commission on Jail Standards

Chris Varady  
Peer to Peer Liaison  
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement

Julie Wayman  
Mental and Behavioral Health Manager, Interagency Liaison  
Texas Education Agency

April Zamora  
Director of Reentry and Integration Division  
Texas Department of Criminal Justice/Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments

Meeting Dates

  • Aug. 31, 2023 (9 a.m.)
  • Nov. 30, 2023 (9 a.m.)

For More Information

Contact us at Mental Health SBHCC. serves as a resource for mental health services in the state of Texas.