The Public Authority’ Advisory Board provides general oversight of the activities of the Public Authority and makes recommendations to improve IHSS and Public Authority services.
The Advisory Board is a governmental body comprised of 6 current or past IHSS consumers, 2 home care workers, 2 advocates, and 1 person with expertise in disability rights, advocacy, or government, who have been approved by the Board of Supervisors (which serves as the Public Authority’s governing body).
The full Advisory Board meets monthly (except in August) at 1:30 pm on the first Thursday of the month at Eastmont Town Center, 6955 Foothill Blvd, First Floor, Oakland, CA 94605. January, 2018 PAAB Agenda
Meetings of the Board’s subcommittees are held most months. Subcommittees include:
- Program Services
- By Laws
Call the Public Authority’s Executive Administrative Assistant, Roshawn Stanley at 510-777-4215 to confirm meetings or to be added to our mailing list to receive an agenda.
ADVISORY BOARD SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
If you are a current or former IHSS Consumer living in Alameda County, please consider applying to join our Advisory Board. We are currently accepting applications for TWO positions for an IHSS Consumer, 60 years or older, ONE position for a Disability Advocate, ONE position for a Family Member Provider, and we have TWO vacant positions for Consumer Alternates. Our Advisory Board is know for its advocacy activities and is mandated to make recommendations to improve the IHSS program and Public Authority services. The Board is considered the among the best informed and most influential among all the public authorities in California. The Board meets on the first Thursday of each month (except August) at 1:30 PM. Members are paid $25 for attending each Advisory Board meeting and are reimbursed for actual expenses such as travel and additional attendant care at meetings). Please call Marcella Velasquez, Interim Executive Director of the Public Authority, at 510-577-3548 for more information.