The following opportunity has been shared on behalf of a member or affiliate of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network (4ABHN).

If you’re interested in issues related to behavioral health services and programs within Texas, you may want to apply to be a member of the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission executive commissioner will appoint members to the committee to serve a term expiring Aug. 31, 2024.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., May 9.

HHSC will consider applicants’ qualifications, background and interest in serving on the committee and will try to choose committee members who represent the diversity of all Texans. For this reason, HHSC considers applicants’ ethnicity, gender and geographic location.

  • Please review the linked application letter to find out who the committee is seeking as representatives and if you qualify.
  • 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 be on the committee.

It is preferred that you submit your application electronically, but you may submit the application by email, mail or fax. Here are the addresses:

Attn: BHAC

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 committee visit the committee website or contact Danielle Kailing.

For more information about the application process, contact Susanna Sparkman.