Substance Abuse Prevention and Control

Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs

The Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs (CAOD) advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on alcohol and drug related issues with the goal of reducing the negative impact of substance use disorders on the quality of life for individuals and their families residing in Los Angeles County.

For more information regarding Commission meetings, and other related matters, please contact Commission Liaison, Jessie Taw, at (626) 299-3265 or

Meeting Date: Wednesday, February 14th
Meeting Location: Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Headquarters
1000 South Fremont Avenue, Building A9 East Ground floor G-2 Conference Room
Alhambra, California 91803

Online Access to Meeting: Teams Link for Online Access
Conference Call Number: +1 323-776-6996, 836404190#
Meeting ID: 268 195 055 284, Passcode: CkNHhd

Education and Prevention Committee Meeting, 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (February, April, June, September, November 2024)
Policy and Planning Committee Meeting, 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (March, May, July, October, December 2024)
Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs Meeting, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Executive Committee
Deena Duncan, Chairperson
Mark Ryan, First Vice Chair
Tony Bell, Second Vice Chair
Johng Ho Song, Reporting Secretary
Jack Hadjinian, Member at Large
Tonya McKenzie, Member at Large
Lou La Monte, Past Chairperson
First District
Jack Hadjinian
Bennett W. Root, Jr.
Jerry G. Velasco

Second District
Bruce Boardman
Tonya McKenzie
Dean Nakanishi
Johng Ho Song

Third District
Amanda Cowan
Sharona R. Nazarian
Mark Ryan
Wendie Warwick
Fourth District
Deena Duncan
Mark Mendoza
Juan Navarro
G. Lola Worthington

Fifth District
Tony Bell
Rebecca Birotte
Jozef Essavi
Howard L. Winkler

Countywide Criminal
Justice Coordination Committee

Jeremiah Hart

Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Alicia Garoupa

League of California Cities – L.A. Division
Lou La Monte
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