Community Services Board Committees


In addition to meeting each month at its regular full Board meeting, the CSB Board also has several committees and workgroups that meet either monthly or bimonthly. (See the Board meeting schedule.) All CSB Board meetings are open to the public, and attendance is encouraged.

Behavioral Health Oversight Committee

  • Usually meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m.at the Merrifield Center; check this month's Board calendar for an updated schedule.
  • Read the committee charter Acrobat PDF file, adopted in January 2015.
  • Members: Diane Tuininga, Chair; Daria Akers, Gary Ambrose, Basilio ‘Sonny’ Cachuela, Jr., Suzette Kern, Paul Luisada.

Executive Committee

  • Usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m.at the Merrifield Center; check this month's Board calendar for an updated schedule.
  • The Executive Committee drafts the agenda for the next full Board meeting and administers, subject to the authority and approval of the Board, the required and necessary business of the Board between regular meetings.
  • Members:  Gary Ambrose, Chair; Suzette Kern, Vice Chair; Ken Garnes, Bettina Lawson, Molly Long, Lori Stillman, Diane Tuininga, Tisha Deegan.

Fiscal Oversight Committee

  • Usually meets on the third Friday of each month at 9 a.m.; check this month's Board calendar for an updated schedule.
  • The Fiscal Oversight Committee assists the Board in meeting its fiduciary responsibilities as outlined in the Code of Virginia, Section 37.2-504. The Committee's responsibilities include:
    • Work closely with the Executive Director and senior financial staff to provide fiscal oversight and assist in ensuring accountability related to use of resources.
    • Ensure adequate board understanding of the CSB's financial position and performance.
    • Enhance understanding about board-level decisions regarding funding for programs, facilities and infrastructure.
    • Develop guidelines and assumptions before budget planning begins.
    • Recommend financial policies and procedures that support the CSB's mission, vision, values and strategic goals.
  • Read the Fiscal Committee's Charter Acrobat PDF file, adopted in September 2013.
  • Members: Ken Garnes, Chair; Gary Ambrose, Captain Basilio ‘Sonny’ Cachuela, Jr., Suzette Kern, Bettina Lawton, Lori Stillman.

Intellectual and Developmental Disability Committee

Legislative Committee

  • Meets as needed; check this month's Board calendar for an updated schedule.
  • Read the Legislative Committee's Charter Acrobat PDF file, adopted in January 2016.
  • Members:  Molly Long, Chair; Kat Kehoe, Bettina Lawton, Diane Tuininga, Jane Woods.

Ad Hoc Committees

  • Ad Hoc committees meet as needed; check this month's Board calendar for an updated schedule.
    • Fee Policy Committee
    • CSB Policy Review
    • Strategic Planning

If you are interested in receiving montly notices about CSB meetings via email or regular mail, please contact the CSB by phone at 703-324-7000, TTY 711 or by email.


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