Steinberg Institute

Special Adviser to the Governor

Diane Cummins, Special Adviser to the Governor, has worked tirelessly to create a robust financial foundation for California’s mental health delivery system.

Over a four-decade career in the Department of Finance and as a policy adviser to top state leaders, Diane has been a driving force in transforming policy vision into budget reality. She brings invaluable historical perspective on California’s mental health care system, and how statewide budget strategies can build — or undermine — a stable continuum of care.

Diane has listened at length to concerns in the mental health community and has put the weight of her expertise behind fiscal solutions. She has been a trusted adviser for multiple governors and has helped infuse new investment in mental health and homeless services.

Thank you, Diane, for using your analytical prowess to help California build a better system of care for the most vulnerable among us.