Mental Health Parity Advisory Committee
Mental Health Parity Advisory Committee

Jake's Law brings together mental health providers and advocates, patients and family members, health insurers to help guide implementation of mental health parity in Arizona.


Purpose of the Committee:

The committee is established to advise the Arizona Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions and the Arizona Department of Health Services on matters pertinent to mental health parity, including recommendations related to case management, discharge planning and expedited review and appeals processes for cases involving suicidal ideation.  The Committee is in effect until July 1, 2028.  (ARS 20-3505)

Current committee members:

Name Representing
Vonecia Hill, LPC Family Member
Carly Fleege  Family Member  
Melissa Salazar - Director of Clinical Services  Quail Run Behavioral Health Hospital
Dr. Don J. Fowls, President  Arizona Psychiatric Society 
Vacant Family Member 
Nichol Porter Family Member 
Karrie Steving, Children’s System of Care Administrator Aetna/Mercy Care
Kathy Busby Arizona Council of Human Services Providers
Monica Courey - Vice President, Legislative & Government Affairs Arizona Complete Health
Rodgers Wilson, MD, MFA, DFAPA, CHCQM - Market Medical Executive Cigna
Vista Thompson, Director, Legal Services Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ

Past and Future Meetings: 

Mental Health Parity Advisory Committee 2022 Schedule


For upcoming or past meeting


Mental Health Parity Advisory Committee