STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3824
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 676
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 676, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
State Council on Mental Health
G.M. No. 676
for a term to expire 06-30-2019,
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Charleen Crozier for service on the State Council on Mental Health.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Charleen Crozier from the Department of Health, Malama Family Recovery Center, and two individuals.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Crozier's experience, background, and compassion qualify her to be nominated for appointment to the Council as an adult with a serious mental illness who is receiving or who has received mental health services. Your Committee finds that Ms. Crozier is currently employed as a Supported Housing Case Manager for Mental Health Kokua, Wailuku. Your Committee further finds that Ms. Crozier has worked in the mental health field since 2007, including in crisis intervention, peer coaching, and benefit planning. Your Committee further finds that Ms. Crozier advocates for reduced tobacco use among persons with mental illness as a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Your Committee also finds that Ms. Crozier has previously served on the board of Mental Health America and understands the role and responsibilities of Council membership. Your Committee finds that Ms. Crozier's unique experience as a consumer and provider of mental health services will provide valuable insight to the Council.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair