The primary role of the Advisory Committee is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Public Authority Governing Board (Board), Public Authority staff and the administrators of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS).
The Mission of the Public Authority Advisory Committee is to provide advice and assistance to the Board, Public Authority and IHSS staff; and to provide a forum for discussion for consumers of personal assistance services, providers, advocates and other interested parties to participate in Public Authority policy and program development.
The IHSS Public Authority Advisory Committee meets regularly on the third Tuesday of the month from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Pleasant Hill. In addition, there are sub-committee meetings scheduled as needed.
Membership on Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee shall consist of 11 members, each of whom is a resident of Contra Costa County. The members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
If you are planning to attend a meeting and need disability-related accommodations you must call the Public Authority office at (925) 363-6670 at least three days in advance of the meeting.
Public Authority has an Advisory Committee whose membership is composed of individuals who are current or past users of personal assistance services paid for through public or private funds and professional representatives from the community.
- Michelle Hernandez, Concord -Consumer Any Age Seat 3
- Wilson Cheng, El Cerrito -Consumer Under 60 Seat 1
- Joe Juarez, Jr., Walnut Creek -Consumer Under 60 Seat 2
- Keegan Duncan, Pleasant Hill -Consumer Any Age Seat 4
- David Boots, San Pablo - Consumer 60 or Older Seat 1
- Vacant - Consumer 60 or older Seat 2
District 1: Mustafa Alsalihy, Representative of Community-Based Organization
District 2: John Roe, IHSS Family Provider
District 3: Sydney Anderson, Social Worker
District 4: Wendell Snyder, Senior Advocate
District 5: -Vacant
Advisory Committee members welcome your ideas for improving IHSS and want to hear about any problems you may have with the system.
You can reach them through the Public Authority office at (800) 333-1081.
The IHSS Advisory Committee is actively recruiting for one Consumer Position and one District Position.