California Children’s Services Clinical Advisory Committee

Role

Provide advice on the development, implementation and ongoing activities of the California Children’s Services (CCS) Pilot Project.

Membership

The committee’s 13 members represent a wide range of stakeholders across the CCS continuum of care, including providers, community advocates and a commissioner.

MemberRepresentation
Patty WalshCCS MTU Chief Therapist
Tracey FecherCommunity Gatepath
Michelle BlakelyFirst 5 San Mateo County, Executive Director
Kate StanfordLegal Aid Society, Supervising Attorney
Sherri SagerLucile Packard Children’s Hospital, CGO
Lee Sanders, M.D.Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Physicians
David Bergman, M.D.Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Physicians
Marilyn Wendt Parent Representative
Benjamin Mandac, M.D.Pediatric Rehabilitation
Grace Chen, M.D.SMMC, Medical Director/Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Lianna ChenYouth Representative

Vacant positions: CCS Consumer Advocate, HPSM Commissioner, and a Parent Representative.

Committee Meeting Schedule

Quarterly meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month (March, June, September, and December from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Praise for the CCS Pilot

"The partnership between HPSM and CCS has made it easier for our families to access community-based services. Bilingual HPSM-CCS staff have been particularly helpful to families we see with limited English proficiency."

Lee M. Sanders, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of General Pediatrics at Stanford University and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital


"The CCS Pilot addresses not just the member’s CCS condition, but all the needs of the child and family. Its success is based on the whole family’s active involvement."

Glenn Ibarrientos

San Mateo County CCS Administrator


"With CCS staff co-located at HPSM, families call one person when they need services, referrals or advice. This makes it easier for them to get the best quality care for their children."

Mitch Eckstein, LCSW

CCS Pilot Social Work Supervisor