LAHSA is governed by an appointed, 10-member Commission.
The LAHSA Commission has the authority to make budgetary, funding, planning and program policies.
The Commission regularly meets every 4th Friday of the month at 9:00 am
(except November and December – meets the 3rd Friday).
Six LAHSA committees handle specific funding and policy issues and make recommendations to the full Commission.
- Jacqueline Wagonner (Vice Chair)
- Plus Chair or Vice Chair of Appropriate Committee
The Executive Committee meets on an as needed basis.
- Irene Muro (Vice Chair)
- Melissa Chinchilla
- Booker Pearson (Alt *)
- Andy Bales (Vice Chair)
- Jacqueline Waggoner
- Jessica Lall (Alt *)
The System & Program Performance and the Contracts & Grants Management Committees will meet no fewer than eight times per year
in tandem on the 3rd Thursday of the month. System & Program Performance begins at 8:30 a.m. and Contracts & Grants Management
meets at 10:30 a.m., or immediately after the previous meeting has adjourned.
During the months of November and December, the meetings will take place on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
- Jacqueline Waggoner (Vice Chair)
- Noah Farkas
- Booker Pearson
- Melissa Chinchilla
The Management Committee will meet no fewer than six times per year or as needed.
- Kevin Sauls (Vice Chair)
- Irene Muro
- Sasha Renée Pérez (Alt *)
The Audit & Risk Management Committees will meet no fewer than four times per year or as needed.
- Sasha Renée Pérez (Vice Chair)
- Brooke Pearson
- Noah Farkas (Alt *)
Government Affairs & Public Relations Committee will meet no fewer than four times per year at 9:00 a.m.
on the 3rd Friday of the month.
* Each Committee is comprised of three or four members and an alternate.
The Alternate shall only participate if quorum is not met with regular members.
Two or three members satisfy quorum and at least one of those members shall be a regular committee member.
The Commission Chair will serve as the 2nd Alternate and will sit on any committee only if the 1st Alternate is not available.
Commission and Committee meetings are open to the public, and we encourage public attendance and participation.
Twenty minutes of each Commission meeting are reserved for testimony by the public, and each speaker is allowed two minutes.
Speakers may address any topic not on the agenda. A "Request to Speak" form must be filled out and submitted to the secretary
prior to the beginning of the public participation period.
Upon request, sign language interpreters, materials in alternative formats, and other accomodations are available to the public for LAHSA meetings.
Requests for reasonable accommodations must be made at least three working days (72 hours) before the scheduled meeting time.
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