Mary Hale has more than 25 years in the behavioral health field.
She currently serves as the Behavioral Health Director for Orange
County where she has the responsibility for
client-centered/directed care and recovery of clients, families
and communities quality, through a comprehensive community system
of care for behavioral health available in a county with 3.1
million residents, with a budget of over $350 million per year
and a clinical and peer staff of approximately 1000. She serves
on a number of statewide committees and associations, many of
which focus on co-occurring mental health and substance use
Mary holds a Masters Degree in Clinical/Community Psychology. Her
passion is to improve accessibility, co-occurring competency and
cultural competency with a focus on continuous quality
improvement. Mary and her husband Dave have one daughter,
Keithley, and are longtime residents of Lake Forest, California.