IHSS Public Authority Advisory Commission

The IHSS Public Authority Advisory Commission is a volunteer advisory board which meets every month to make IHSS program recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. Meetings are open to the public.

The commission consists of current and former users of personal assistance services, providers, and persons from existing County advisory bodies.

The duties of the Commission (as defined by Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors’ Ordinance #4655 adding Chapter 2.124 of the Santa Cruz County Code entitled “The In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Commission of the County of Santa Cruz”) are to:

  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors, as the governing board of the IHSS Public Authority, and any administrative body in the County related to the delivery and administration of the IHSS.
  • Review policies related to the delivery of In-Home Supportive Services and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding any proposed changes.
  • Review pending state and federal legislation that may impact the IHSS program, consumers, and/or providers and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding any proposed changes.
  • Stay informed and educated on In-Home Supportive Services and Public Authority issues.
  • Provide a forum for consumers and providers of personal assistance services, advocates and other interested parties to participate in IHSS policy and program development.

Advisory Commission Members 

  • Michael Molesky, Chair, Consumer
  • Foster Andersen, Consumer
  • Maria Arreola, Provider
  • Becky Taylor, Representative of Commission on Disabilities
  • Linda Campbell, Consumer
  • Lois Sones, Representative of Seniors Commission
  • Jozett Irgang, Consumer
  • Patricia Forhman, Provider
  • Vacant, Representative of a Commission or Staff
  • Vacant, Consumer
  • Vacant, Consumer

Scheduled Meetings

  • December 2021, No Meeting




Contact Us

Office Location

18 W. Beach St
Watsonville, CA 95076

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1300
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

Contact and Fax Numbers

Office: (831) 454-4036
Fax: (831) 763-8906

Become A Commissioner

Visit the County of Santa Cruz Commissions, Committees, and Advisory Bodies website.


Advisory Commission meetings are generally held the fourth Friday of every month, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at 1400 Emeline Avenue (Building K), Room 206, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

Please note, the Advisory Commission does not meet in the months of July or December.