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Advisory Board

  • About Our Advisory Board
  • Meet Our Advisory Board Members

The Public Authority’ Advisory Board provides general oversight of the activities of the Public Authority and makes recommendations to improve IHSS and Public Authority services.z

The Advisory Board is a governmental body comprised of 6 current or past IHSS consumers, 2 home care workers, 2 advocates, and 1 person with expertise in disability rights, advocacy, or government, who have been approved by the Board of Supervisors (which serves as the Public Authority’s governing body).

The full Advisory Board meets monthly (except in August) at 1:30 pm on the first Thursday of the month at Eastmont Town Center, 6955 Foothill Blvd, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94605.

Meetings of the Board’s subcommittees are held most months. Subcommittees include:

  • Program Services
  • Legislative
  • Recruitment
  • By Laws
  • Operations
  • Finance

Call the Public Authority Administrative Assistant at 510 577-5621 to confirm meetings or to be added to our mailing list to receive an agenda.

 

ADVISORY BOARD SEEKING NEW MEMBERS

If you are a current or former IHSS consumer living in Alameda County, please consider applying to join our Advisory Board.  We are currently accepting applications for TWO positions for an IHSS Consumer 60 years or older and one position for an Advocate for Seniors, and have two vacant positions for a Consumer Alternate. Our Advisory Board is know for its advocacy activities and is mandated to make recommendations to improve the IHSS program and Public Authority services. The Board is considered the among the best informed and most influential among all the public authorities in California.  The Board meets on the first Thursday of each month (except August) at 1:30 PM.  Members are paid $25 for attending each Advisory Board meeting and are reimbursed for actual expenses such as travel and additional attendant care at meetings).  Please call Flora Maiki, the executive director of the Public Authority, at 510 577-3548 for more information.

Current Advisory Board Officers and Members

 

 Owen Scott

Owen Scott

Appointed January 2015
Consumer Under 60

 

   
Sandra Johnson


Sandra Johnson-Simon 

Elderly Advocate

Consumer over 60

 

 Chen Lee Manns

Chen Lee Manns

Appointed January 2015

Family Provider

 

Jim Gonsalves

Jim Gonsalves 

Consumer Over-60

 
 

Michelle Rousey

 

Michele Rousey 

Advisory Board Chair

 Consumer Under 60

Taiis Collins

Taiis Collins

Non-Family Provider

Board Secretary

 
Kevin Shields 

Kevin Shields

 Vice-Chair

Disablility Community Advocate

 Nani Loftsrom

Nani Loftsrom

Specialist

 Ursula Blau

Ursula Blau

 Consumer Over 60

Brian Larson 

 

 

Brian Larson

Consumer Under 60

       2 Consumer Alternates 

               

 



 

 

 

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Jim Gonzalves and Hale Zukas demonstrating in front of a federal building for disability rights in the 1970s.  40 years later he is apart of our advisory board.

Meeting Agendas

Advisory Board Meeting Agenda 3-1-2012
Program Services Committee Agenda

Meeting Minutes

For past meeting minutes, please contact the Public Authority.