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Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Tribal Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC)

In 2008, in recognition of Presidential Executive Orders and Memorandum on Tribal Consultation, SAMHSA formed this Committee.  SAMHSA established it to enhance the government-to-government relationship and to honor the Federal trust responsibilities and obligations to Tribes and American Indian/Alaska Native people.  The TTAC membership is comprised of 14 elected Tribal leaders from federally recognized Tribes.  The TTAC provides a venue wherein Tribal leadership and SAMHSA staff can exchange information about public health issues, identify urgent mental health and substance abuse needs, and discuss collaborative approaches to addressing these behavioral health issues and needs.

Representative Alternate

Juana Majel-Dixon, Legislative Councilperson, Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation

Alesia Reed, Tribal Council Secretary, Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians


California Area Representative

Dawn Phillips, MHA, RN
Behavioral Health Consultant, Indian Health Service/California Area Office
Phone:  (916) 930-3981, ext. 331
Fax:  (916) 930-3953