Cultural Competence Standards in Managed Care Mental Health Services for Latino Populations | PANEL MEMBERS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Panel Members and Contact Information

The ongoing participation of members of the Latino Behavioral Health WorkGroup in the implementation process of the Cultural Competence Standards is necessary to maintain the integrity of the goals, objectives and "best practices" that are inherent in the 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 Chuck McGee of the WICHE Mental Health Program or panel co-chairs listed below.

Chuck McGee
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
Mental Health Program
3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301-2204
Tel: 303.541.0298


Latino Panel Co-Chairs

Hank Balderrama, MSW
Mental Health Division
Washington Dept of Social & Health Services,
Olympia, WA


Andres Pumariega, MD
Professor & Chair, Dept of Psychiatry
& Behavioral Science
James H. Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN




Carmen Acosta-Johnson, PhD
Family Advocate
Taos, NM

Rose Garduno, MSW, P/MHNP
Portland, OR

Sara Gonzalez, Family Advocate
Nueces Cty Mental Health/Mental Retardation Ctr,
Youth Services
Corpus Christi, TX

Pablo Hernandez, MD
Hospital Administrator
Wyoming State Hospital
Evanston, WY

Floyd H. Martinez, PhD
Multnomah County Dept
of Community & Family Services
Portland, OR

Roberto Quiroz, MSW
Executive Director
Mental Health Corporation of Denver
Denver, CO

Gilberto Romero
Customer Relations Consultant
Division of Mental Health
New Mexico Dept of Health
Santa Fe, NM

Josie Romero, LCSW
JTR & Assoc.
San Jose, CA

Javier Saenz, PhD
Counseling Associates
Salt Lake City, UT

Joseph Torres, PhD
Counsultant for Equal Educational Opportunity
Massachusetts Dept of Mental Health
Boston, MA


CMHS Project Officer

Paul Wohlford, PhD
Chief, Human Resources
Planning & Program Development Branch
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration