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Randall Hagar
Board Member

Randall Hagar is the Director of Government Affairs California Psychiatric Association (CPA). His duties include Legislative where he directs government relations programs for the association, supervises numerous professional staff members, develops policy for the association on all legislative and regulatory matters lobbied for the association, writes a column for The California Psychiatrist.

Mr. Hagar also oversees Media Promotion for the association. He is the staff liaison to APCO International Public Affairs. He develops educational brochures, distributable materials, conducts press briefings and conceptualized and helped design the NAMI Sacramento website.

Mr. Hagar is responsible for Education & Support for the organization. He developed a Legislative Advocacy and Policy Briefing Symposium outreach program for CPA members. He was a State Trainer for NAMI California Family to Family teachers and support group facilitators, a NAMI National Trainer for Family to Family Teachers and was responsible for promoting and bringing the first Visions for Tomorrow program into California.

Mr. Hagar is a huge mental health advocate. He was the NAMI CA representative to California Coalition for Mental Health; a member of the Sacramento County Mentally Ill Offender Grant Committee; and the founder of NAMI Sacramento/Jail Psych Services ombudsman program (where he continues to serve). He was NAMI Sacramento liaison to Project Hope (AB 34), NAMI Sacramento liaison to Volunteers of America and Loaves and Fishes (comprehensive homeless program), a speaker and presenter on mental illness to education programs at Sacramento City College, Sacramento State University, and UC Davis; Los Rios Community College District instructor for the Sheriff’s Training Academy, recruit and advanced officer trainings in mental illness. He is a certified instructor for California Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission.

Mr. Hagar currently serves as President of the 30 organization California Coalition for Mental Health, is a Board Member of the California Physician Health, Inc, the Roy W. Smith Foundation in addition to Proxy Parent Foundation; he was 1st Vice-President, NAMI California Board of Directors; the Legislative Director for NAMI California; was the Chair, NAMI CA Legislative Work Group and was Vice President of Californians for Health Care Alternatives.

Mr. Hagar received his BA in Behavioral Sciences at University of California, Davis and a Paralegal Certificate from Sonoma State University.

Professional honors and achievements:

• NAMI Sacramento Volunteer of the Month: March 2007

• 2000 California Psychiatric Association Family Advocate Award

• Significant accomplishments include developing winning strategy to pass mental health insurance parity legislation; reform of California involuntary treatment laws including drafting of involuntary outpatient commitment program, legislation requiring family and medical history input in all involuntary proceedings; directing opposition to legislation promoting non-medically trained practitioners to practice medicine without proper training; promoting perinatal depression and anxiety disorder community awareness campaign; promoting quality of care in prisons and state hospitals for people with mental disorders.

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