John Buck
Chair Trust Oversight Committee

John Buck is the CEO of Turning Point Community Programs in Sacramento, California, a nonprofit mental health agency providing psychiatric services, support, employment, housing and advocacy to people with disabilities and their families.

Since his teenage years, Mr. Buck has known and befriended people struggling with mental health issues. He found others affected including military service personnel, fire fighters and college students. He found he had a knack for being with people during their crises.

Mr. Buck would like to see Proxy Parent Foundation become a granting foundation and a legislative and policy advocate. He feels that Proxy Parent Foundation provides families with financial security, support, hope and a sense of peace. Mr. Buck is also the chair of the Trust Oversight Committee.

Professional honors and achievements:
- 2005 Citizen of the Year-Sacramento Association for the Retarded
- 1996 Hero in Healthcare Award - Health Communications Research Institute
- 1994 Community Service Award - Sacramento Association for the Retarded

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