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Mental Health Services Act

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In November 2004, California voters passed Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The MHSA provides for a 1% tax on taxable personal income over $1 million. MHSA tax revenues distributed to California counties through a contract with the California Department of Health Care Services (DCHS). The MHSA calls for a transformed behavioral health system where access is easier, services are more effective, out-of-home and institutional care are reduced, and stigma toward those with severe mental illness or serious emotional disturbance no longer exists. Through the provisions of the MHSA, California counties worked with stakeholders to create a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, culturally competent behavioral health services system that promotes recovery/wellness for adults and older adults with severe mental illness, and resiliency for children and youth with serious emotional disorders and their families.

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Capital Facilities and Technological Needs (CFTN)

Capital Facilities and Technological Needs (CFTN) provides funding for building projects and increasing technological capacity to improve mental illness service delivery.

Meet the MHSA Team

Jeanne Moral Division Director

Jeanne Moral

Behavioral Health Division Director

oversees the Systems Initiatives, Communication, and Planning Division, including the MHSA Team that manages the County’s MHSA community planning process. Jeanne has been with the County of Santa Clara since 2006, initially with the Health and Hospital System and subsequently with the Behavioral Health Services Department. Jeanne has found it rewarding to be working in the community she grew up in, helping support the development of new programs that benefit the residents of Santa Clara County. I

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Roshni Shah - MHSA

Roshni Shah

Program Manager III

oversees the MHSA team and serves as the MHSA Manager and Coordinator for Santa Clara County. Having worked for the County of Santa Clara since 2012 in the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, Social Services Agency and now the Behavioral Health Services Department, Roshni is committed to improving the health and well-being of her community, being a Santa Clara County native herself. With her dual masters in Research Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Roshni “loves to make data dance!”, as her colleagues say, with her unique ability to integrate story telling as a means of utilizing data to drive decision making and inform strategic planning in Santa Clara County. When Roshni is not in front of numbers, she enjoys taking walks, practicing mindfulness and spreading positivity in any way she can!

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Jeannette Ferris

Jeannette Ferris

Program Manager III

Workforce Education & Training Coordinator/Manager. Jeannette was inspired to work in her field due to her desire to contribute and help people address their health needs so that they have meaningful and productive life experiences, which stems from her early work at a non-profit agency and from her family history. She studied Cultural Anthropology at UC Santa Barbara and received her Master’s degree in Community Health Education at San Jose State University. In her spare time and on the weekends, Jeannette likes to connect with family and friends, practice hot yoga, work on home improvement projects and catch up with her favorite TV shows.

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Juan Miguel Munoz-Morris

Juan Miguel Munoz-Morris

Program Manager II

MHSA Innovation Manager. He is proud of his family’s history of public service and continuing in their footsteps. He’s enjoyed living in multiple places and experiencing different cultures and enjoys spending time outside with his family on the weekend. Although he wanted to be a professional cyclist when he was young, Juan Miguel is happy to be a part of the BHSD team.

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Rebeca Lopez - BHSD MHSA team

Rebeca Lopez

Program Manager II

oversees two MHSA components: Community Services & Supports (CSS) and Prevention & Early Intervention (PEI). She provides regulatory and technical support to MHSA-funded programs. Prior to working in the Behavioral Health Services Department, Rebeca spent over 15 years in higher education and medical education supporting academic research and compliance. She holds a master’s degree in public health from CSU Fresno. Rebeca was born and raised in California’s Central Valley and is now proud to call Santa Clara County home.

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