Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans

SWITC Advisory Board

The Southwest Idaho Treatment Center Advisory Board provides input and recommendations to the Director of the Department of Health and Welfare regarding the mission, goals and objectives of the facility as well as recommendations regarding the needs, activities, or issues impacting the facility.  The Board also reflects and represents community and stakeholder interests, provides input and support around legislation and communicates the facilities purpose and mission to members of the community.

Board members are appointed by the Director of the Department of Health and Welfare.  Membership includes representation from the Idaho Legislature, a representative from the Governor’s office, a parent of guardian of an individual currently or formerly residing at SWITC, a member of the Third or Fourth Judicial district, law enforcement, a member from the Idaho Department of Corrections or Juvenile Corrections and others as appointed. 

Board Members




​Miren Unsworth, Chairman 11/15/19 11/15/20
Ashley Dowell, Vice-Chair 11/15/19
Representative Jarom Wagoner 11/15/19 11/15/20
Honorable Dayo O. Onanubosi 11/15/19 11/15/20
Shirley Beale  11/15/19 11/15/20
Captain Curt Shankel 11/15/19 11/15/20
Sara Stover 01/17/20 1/17/21
Blake Brumfield 11/15/19 11/15/20
Jamie Newton 11/15/19 11/15/20
Branden Smalley  11/15/19 11/15/20
Neva Resendez 08/28/20 08/28/21
Chris Topmiller 01/24/20 01/24/21
Michael Sandvig
02/05/20 02/05/21
Senator David Nelson 02/19/20 02/19/21


Contact Information

Southwest Idaho Treatment Center Advisory Board
1660 11th Avenue North
Nampa, ID 83687
Liaison (208) 442-2812

Upcoming Meetings

December, 2020 (TBA)