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Children’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council (CBHAC) Member List

CBHAC Members

The Children’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council (the Council) was established under the provisions of Chapter 321 of the Acts of 2008.  The Council is a unique public-private partnership representing child-serving agencies, parents and professionals with expertise in the issues of children’s mental health.

The membership in the council is as follows:

Joan Mikula, Chair

Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

David Matteodo

Massachusetts Association of Behavioral Health Systems Representative

Kristen Alexander

Department of Children and Families

Marsha Medalie

Association for Behavioral Healthcare Representative

Janet George

Department of Developmental Services


Tammy Mello/Joe Leavey

Children’s League of Mass Representative

Margot Tracy

MassHealth Office of Behavioral Health


Peter Metz, M.D.

New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Representative

Carol Nolan

Department of Early Education and Care

Barry Sarvet, M.D.

Massachusetts Psychiatric Society Representative

Kevin Beagan

Division of Insurance

Michael Yogman, M.D.

Mass Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Representative

Jane Ewing

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Eugene D’Angelo, Ph.D.

Massachusetts Psychological Association Representative

Robert Turillo

Department of Youth Services

Rebekah L. Gewirtz

National Association of Social Workers – Massachusetts Chapter Representative

Brian Jenney/Rebecca Butler

Department of Public Health

Dalene Basden

Parent/Professional Advocacy League Representative

Maria Mossaides

The Child Advocate

Office of the Child Advocate

Lisa Lambert

Parent/Professional Advocacy League Representative

Danna Mauch

Massachusetts Association for Mental Health Representative

Mary McGeown

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Representative

William R. Beardslee, M.D.

Massachusetts Hospital Association Representative

Ken Duckworth, M.D.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Representative


Sarah Gordon Chiaramida

Massachusetts Association of Health Plans Representative

John Straus, M.D.

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership Representative

Theodore Murray, M.D.

Cambridge Health Alliance

Elizabeth Bosworth

Beacon Health Strategies

Amy Carafoli-Pires

Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan

John Sargent, M.D.

Paul Shaw