Margaret Fine serves as Chair of the Mental Health Commission for the City of Berkeley since 3/2021 and as a Commissioner since 6/2017. She has conducted mixed-methods research assessing call data and community engagement research related to 911, as well as researched literature on 911 and crisis response/services for over four years. She is appointed to the City’s Steering Committee that is implementing an alternative non-police responder program after developing comprehensive reports with a consultant in 2021. In May 2022, she received an annual award for mental health achievement from the City of Berkeley. This past year she served on the ECC Operations Working Group for Transform911 at the University of Chicago Health Lab. Previously she served as a Deputy City Attorney in the Child Welfare Unit for the Philadelphia Law Department, including on-call overnight duty. She works as a Reference Librarian at the reference desk of the Alameda County Law Library. She received her JD from the George Washington University Law School, MSSc in Human Rights & Criminal Justice from Queen’s University Belfast, and PhD in Sociology from the University of Liverpool in the UK.