Member Information


Governor Kay Ivey - Chair
Appointment: by statute
Qualifications: Ex officio

Speaker Mac McCutcheon
Appointment: by statute
Qualifications: Ex officio

Dr. Sandra Parker
Appointment: by governor;
09/11/18 - 04/10/24
Qualifications: Represents the 1st Congressional District

Leslie Sanders
Appointment: by governor;
09/11/18 - 04/10/24
Qualifications: Represents the 2nd Congressional District

Christopher Hughes
Appointment: by governor;
07/16/19 - 04/10/22
Qualifications: Represents the 3rd Congressional District

Gregory Picogna
Appointment: by governor;
07/16/19 - 04/10/22
Qualifications: Represents the 4th Congressional District

Dr. Pippa Coulter Abston
Appointment: by governor;
10/11/20 - 04/10/23
Qualifications: Represents the 5th Congressional District

Judge Sherrie Friday
Appointment: by governor;
06/30/20 - 04/10/23
Qualifications: Represents the 6th Congressional District

Donna Foster
Appointment: by governor;
01/07/20 - 04/10/24
Qualifications: Represents the 7th Congressional District

Lt. Governor - Will Ainsworth
Appointment: by statute
Qualifications: Ex officio

Commissioner Kimberly Boswell - Secretary
Appointment: by statute
Qualifications: Ex officio

Larry Bailey
Appointment: by governor;
07/16/19 - 04/10/22
Qualifications: Represents the state at large

Rodney Barnes
Appointment: by governor;
04/11/20 - 04/10/23
Qualifications: Represents the state at large

Cynthia Bisbee, Ph.D.
Appointment: by governor;
02/26/21 - 04/10/22
Qualifications: Represents the state at large

William P. Cobb
Appointment: by governor;
04/11/20 - 04/10/23
Qualifications: Represents the state at large

Dennis Stripling
Appointment: by governor;
09/11/18 - 04/10/24
Qualifications: Represents the state at large

The members of the Alabama Department of Mental Health Advisory Board of Trustees are appointed by the governor and serve terms on a staggered basis. The board advises the Commissioner of the department on issues that fall within the purview of the department's mission. The board meets quarterly.