Percy Howard, LCSW is the Interim CEO for the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions. Over the past five years, Percy has been a key player and leader in California’s drive to implement recovery-oriented and family-directed Evidence-Based Practice. During the course of his 32 year work history, Percy has worked for County Behavioral Health and Child Welfare Systems, Private healthcare providers, Non-Profit CBOs and in Juvenile Justice Settings.
Victor Kogler is Vice President of CIBHS. Mr. Kogler has worked in the substance use disorder field in California since 1971. He served as Alcohol and Drug Program Administrator of Santa Barbara County for twenty years and is a past president of the County Alcohol and Drug Programs Administrators Association of California. Mr. Kogler had been the Executive Director of the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Institute (ADPI) for 8 years prior to the merger of that organization with the California Institute for Mental Health which created CIBHS. In addition to his senior management role, Mr.
Hope Alvidrez is a native to the central valley and has lived in Sacramento, CA since 1994. After working for the Lieutenant Governor and the California State Legislature, Hope became an employee of the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS formerly CiMH). In 2011, she was promoted to CIBHS’s Human Resources Manager responsible for better staff and management relations, policy and procedure development and payroll. Hope has graduated from the Human Resources Certification Program at California State University, Sacramento.
Helen Lao is the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. She was formally the Project Support Specialist for the Health Equity Team of the Center for Multicultural Development at the CIBHS. She is a certified facilitator for the Mental Health First Aid Training and Applied Suicide Interventional Skills Training.