Behavioral Health Advisory Board

About the Behavioral Health Advisory Board

Mission Statement:  The mission of the Merced County Behavioral Health Board is to ensure that the Agency provides integrated culturally responsive mental health, substance use disorder and community-based services that promote wellness and recovery.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month and are scheduled from 4:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m.

All meetings are located at 301 East 13th Street, Merced, CA 95341 or can be accessed via Video/Conference Call.

Information on how to connect to the Video/Conference Call can be found on the agenda.

Each meeting offers public opportunity to speak. We encourage you to come and speak regarding items or concerns that need the boards attention.

Board Members

Board of Supervisors Representatives

  • Supervisor Lloyd Pareira Jr.

District Members

District 1El Nido, Livingston, Le Grand, Planada
  • Iris Mojica de Tatum
  • Linda Deol
  • Manvindar Kaur
District 2Merced
  • Mary Ellis
  • Vince Ramos
  • Ted Werner
District 3Atwater, Beachwood / Franklin area
  • Keng Ger Cha
  • Sally Ragonut - Vice Chair
District 4Delhi, Gustine, Hilmar, Snelling
  • Bruce Metcalf - Chair
  • Zachery Ramos - Secretary
  • Vicki Humble

District 5

Dos Palos, Los Banos, Santa Nella


  • Vacant

Behavioral Health Advisory Board Committees & Members

Standing Committees

Substance Use Disorder
  • Vicki Humble
  • Supervisor Lloyd Pareira Jr.
Executive / By-Laws / Planning
  • Bruce Metcalf - Chair
  • Sally Ragonut - Vice Chair
  • Zachery Ramos - Secretary
Membership Committee
  • Mary Ellis
Board Development Committee
(New Membership, Orientation & On-Boarding)
  • Bruce Metcalf - Chair
  • Sally Ragonut - Co-Chair
  • Supervisor Lloyd Pareira

Ad-Hoc Committees

Annual Report Committee
  • Sally Ragonut - Chair
  • Iris Mojica De Tatum
Nominating Committee
  • Zachery Ramos
Liaison to the Quality Improvement Committee
Purpose: To provide members with updates, programs and services available.  The QIC shall monitor the service delivery with the aim of improving the process of providing care and better meeting the needs of those served.
  • Mary Ellis
Liaison to the MHSA Ongoing Planning Council Meeting


Behavioral Health Advisory Board Meeting Archives