Chief Crisis and Recovery Services Officer
As Chief Crisis and Recovery Services Officer I head up RI’s Crisis Services (our fastest growing area) with new programs in Arizona, California, Delaware, North Carolina, Texas and Washington State. My team is working to enhance partnerships, technologies and service lines for our existing array of Recovery Response Centers.
My career is a real blend of clinical and business experience. While in college I took a part time job as a case manager for individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness and was hooked from that day forward. I continued my career and my education in behavioral health, earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) form Arizona State University (with a focus in clinical social work). I started my professional career at the Arizona State Hospital and continued working in the behavioral health field in Arizona for several years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. During this time, I found that many key decisions that affected those with mental health challenges did not consider or have a firm foundation in basic business and management concepts. It was at this time that I went back to school to earn a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, refocusing on making a difference through executive leadership.
I’ve held a number of behavioral health leadership roles over the course of my career including; Vice President of Business and Program Operations for Valle Del Sol, National Clinical Director for Correctional Healthcare Companies and Chief Clinical Officer for the Crisis Response Network. I’m very excited to be working for Recovery Innovations because I believe strongly in our recovery mission and in the tremendous potential we have as an organization for positively impacting lives through our services.
A FUN FACT:
I love getting away into nature, and I’ll take any chance I can get to get off road and head to the mountains or desert for hunting, fishing or hiking. I am originally from Western North Dakota and grew up in a town of less than 500 people.