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SAMHSA News - November/December 2007, Volume 15, Number 6


Gilberto Romero Appointed Expert Consultant

SAMHSA recently appointed Gilberto Romero to serve a 4-year term as an expert consultant for SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) National Advisory Council Subcommittee on Consumer/Survivor Issues.

Mr. Romero has served on the Governor's Mental Health Planning Council and the Social Worker Board of Examiners in New Mexico. In addition, he served on the Consumer Council for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The CMHS Subcommittee on Consumer/Survivor Issues provides suggestions to the CMHS Advisory Council from the consumer's perspective.  Recommendations generated by the Subcommittee include issues of stigma and discrimination, trauma, employment, and recovery.

For more information, read SAMHSA's press release at www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/0711195750.aspx.

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