Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare

Roanoke County Appointed Members

  • Lisa Garst, At large 
    Three-year term expires December 31, 2019
  • Col. Bobby Russell, At large
    Three-year term expires December 31, 2021
  • Helen Ferguson, At large
    Three-year term expires December 31, 2020
  • Virginia Vann
    Three-year term expires December 31, 2020
  • Shannon Brabham
    Three-year term expires December 31, 2021
  • Richard L. Caywood
    Three-year term expires December 31, 2019

Purpose

The purpose of the Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare Board is to serve as an operating community service board by providing a system of comprehensive community mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse services under local control.

Composition

The board is composed of 16 members, with three members each from the cities of Roanoke and Salem and the counties of Botetourt and Roanoke, and one member from the County of Craig. Three members at large are recommended by the board and jointly appointed by the five jurisdictions.

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like meeting details, please visit the Blue Ridge Behavioral Health website.