Idaho Behavioral Health Planning Council (BHPC)

The Idaho Behavioral Health Planning Council's mission is to promote advocacy, collaboration, education, and policy development to create a seamless behavioral health delivery system. The council envisions an accessible, holistic, and integrated behavioral health care system that cultivates and supports healthy lives and communities.


  • We believe prevention is key.
  • Recovery and resiliency is possible for everyone.
  • An informed system is an effective system.
  • Advocacy is all-inclusive.
  • Services should be accessible throughout a person's life.
  • Services are provided in the least restrictive environment.
  • Early intervention is cost-effective and evidence-based.
  • The system is accountable, transparent and sustainable.
  • Whole-person, whole-health.
  • Recognize the rights and responsibilities of individuals and families.


The BHPC will pursue the following body of work:

  1. Provide oversight and coordination of regional behavioral health boards. 
  2. Fulfill reporting requirements.
  3. Support the development of community crisis centers in each region.
  4. Conduct a statewide assessment of prevention programs.
  5. Assist regions in setting up children’s subcommittees.
  6. Educating legislators.
  7. Conducting an environmental scan of the readiness and capacity of the system to ultimately generate strategies to improve continuity of care. 
Become a Council Member
Complete a membership application
Council members
NameRegionType of MembershipAgency or Organization Represented
Jeremy Coleman6Agency/provider of servicesDepartment of Corrections (IDOC)
Jason Stone4Agency/provider of servicesDepartment of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC)
Brady Ellis4Agency/provider of servicesIdaho Housing and Finance Association
Sarah Hill4Advocacy/consumer/familyAdult with substance use disorder
Kim Hokanson7Advocacy/consumer/familyFamily member of a youth mental health client
Abbey Schulz4Advocacy/consumer/familyDisability Rights of Idaho
Rick Lee Huber5Advocacy/consumer/familyConsumer/client/person in recovery mental health
Penny Jones, (Person-at-large)3Advocacy/consumer/familyAging +55
Thomas Whitney2Agency/provider of servicesJudicial Branch
Marianne King4Agency/provider of servicesOffice of Drug Policy
Angenie McCleary5Agency/provider of servicesCounties
Vacant4Agency/provider of servicesDepartment of Education
Vacant4Agency/provider of servicesSocial services (Child Welfare, Adult Welfare)
Danielle Pere4Agency/provider of servicesDHW, Division of Behavioral Health
David Phillips4Advocacy/consumer/familyCommunity Coalition
Tammy Rubino1Advocacy/consumer/familySuicide survivor (self or family member)
Dr. Ryan Shackelford4Agency/provider of servicesPrimary care provider
Max Sorenson4Agency/provider of servicesVocational rehabilitation representative
Jenny Teigen, (Chair)2Advocacy/consumer/familyConsumer/Client/Person in Recovery, Substance Use Disorder
Christina Ward4Agency/provider of servicesDHW, Division of Medicaid
Rebecca White2Agency/provider of servicesCertified Peer Specialist (Riverside Recovery)