Orange County Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Director
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 disorders.
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.