If you’re interested in issues related to behavioral health services and programs within Texas, you may want to apply to serve on the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission executive commissioner appoints members to the committee to serve terms expiring August 31, 2023. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., August 3, 2020.
HHSC selects applicants on their qualifications, background, and interest in representing the diversity of all Texans. For this reason, HHSC considers applicants' ethnicity, gender, and geographic location.
- Review the application letter (PDF) for qualifications and categories the committee is seeking as representatives.
- After reviewing the application letter, and verifying you meet the qualifications for at least one category, click on the application linked here to apply to serve on the committee.
It is preferred that you submit your application electronically, but you may submit the application by email, mail, or fax.
Email: HHS_Appointments@hhsc.state.tx.us, Attn: BHAC
Mail: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
4900 N. Lamar Blvd. Mail Code 0223
Austin, TX 78751 Attn: Susanna Sparkman
Fax: 512-206-3984, Attn: BHAC
A Behavioral Health Advisory Committee member must regularly participate in committee meetings. They may also have to participate in subcommittee meetings, projects, and presentations. Committee meetings are held about once every three to four months in Austin or at the call of the presiding officer. To the extent permitted by the current state budget, a committee member may be repaid for their travel expenses to and from meetings if money is available and in accordance with the HHSC Travel Policy.
For more information about the application process, contact Susanna Sparkman at firstname.lastname@example.org.