Cultural Competence Standards in Managed Mental Health Care

Contact Information

The ongoing participation of members of the Four Racial/Ethnic Panels in the implementation process is necessary to maintain the integrity of the goals, objectives and "best practices" that are inherent in the Cultural Competence Standards and to promote total quality management standards during the implementation process within various organizations. To request technical assistance on activities related to the standards, contact panel chairs listed below.


African American Panel Chair

King Davis, PhD
Professor, School of Social Work
University of Texas
P.O. Box 2243
Austin, TX 78768



Asian and Pacific Islander American Panel Co-chairs

Evelyn Lee, EdD
RAMS Clinic
3626 Balboa Ave.
San Francisco CA 94117


Stanley Sue, PhD
Natl Research Center for Asian American Mental Health
Dept of Psychology
Young Hall
U. of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616



Latino Panel Co-chairs

Hank Balderrama, MSW
Mental Health Division
Washington Dept of Social & Health Services,
P.O. Box 45320
Olympia, WA 98504-5320


Andres Pumariega, MD
Professor & Chair, Dept of Psychiatry
& Behavioral Science
James H. Quillen College of Medicine
107 Hillrise Hall, PO Box 70567
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614



Native American Panel Co-chairs

Candace M. Fleming, PhD
National Center for American Indian & Alaska Native Mental Health Research
4455 E. l2th Avenue
Denver, CO 80220


Jeff King, PhD
Native American Counseling & Psychological Consultation
1777 South Bellaire St., Suite 201
Denver, CO 80222



CMHS Project Officers

Harriet G. McCombs, PhD
Public Health Advisor
Special Programs Development Branch

Paul Wohlford, PhD
Chief, Human Resources
Planning & Program Development Branch

Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857