Sutter Mental Health Chief John Boyd elected president of MHSOAC

John Boyd, Sutter Health’s CEO of Mental Health Services, will take the helm at the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. Boyd brings extensive experience in brain health policy, and serves on the Steinberg Institute Board of Directors.  


Oct. 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission is pleased to announce the election of current Vice Chair John Boyd to Chair, and Commissioner Khatera Aslami-Tamplen to Vice Chair. The election took place Thursday, September 27, at the Commission meeting in Sacramento.

Chair-elect John Boyd, Psy.D., is Sutter Health’s Chief Executive Officer of Mental Health Services.  He has an extensive background in healthcare administration and mental health.  Prior to joining Sutter in 2008, he served as Assistant Administrator for Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center.  He is a Board Member of National Mental Health America; he has also served in other appointed capacities, including City of Sacramento Planning Commissioner. Boyd is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.  He has served on the Commission since 2013.

“The work of the Commission is something that has the potential to affect every Californian,” said Boyd. “I look forward to leading the Commission with a strong commitment to Innovation and in bringing the public and private sector together more effectively.”

Vice Chair-elect Khatera Aslami-Tamplen is the consumer empowerment manager at Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, a position she has held since 2012.  She was executive director at Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services from 2007-2012.  Aslami-Tamplen is a founding member of the California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations, on the Board of Directors for Sutter Health Sutter Care at Home, and Board President of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.  She has served on the Commission since 2013.

“The transformation of the community mental health system in California is at the core of everything the Commission does,” said Aslami-Tamplen.  “Having a voice in those discussions allows me to champion consumers and everyone who is directly affected by the work we do.”

The terms begin January 2018 and will be effective for one year.

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