Amy Pugsley, MA

amypugsleyweb_thumbAmy Pugsley

Chief Administrative Officer

Prior to joining RI, I worked for Southwest Behavioral Health as the regional program director for Arizona, overseeing two outpatient clinics.  As an associate-licensed Behavioral Health Therapist in Washington State, I owned a private practice contracting for the state’s Children & Family Services Department as well as the Attorney General’s office.  Before that, I worked for Service Alternatives for WA Inc., as a program manager for in-home and group-home programs.

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Central Washington University and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Seattle, WA.

I’m a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor for adults and youth, and am also a Love and Logic Parenting facilitator. In my role as a Mental Health First Aid instructor, I’ve worked specifically with several school districts including: Avondale, Agua Fria, West Mec and Glendale; in addition to facilitating onsite trainings for several organizations including: the Area Agency on Aging, Natalie House, Cambridge School of Nursing, and the Hyatt Regency – Phoenix.