Percy Howard, LCSW is the President and CEO of 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.
Dr. Rick Goscha is Sr. Vice President for the California
Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions. Dr. Goscha has 30
years of experience in behavioral health including the provision
of clinical services, supervision and program management, agency
executive leadership, research and evaluation, and policy
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.
Robert comes to CIBHS with a diverse background in the fields of
accounting, finance and information systems. With over 15 years
of experience, Robert has lead finance departments in sectors
ranging from healthcare services to environmental protection. In
the process, he has provided consulting services for prestigious
organizations such as the California Society of
Anesthesiologists, Audubon California and others.
Karin is Director, Special Projects with the California Institute
for Behavioral Health Solutions. She is currently serving as
project manager for the MHSA funded Technology Suite innovation
project and supports dissemination of QI practices throughout the
California behavioral health system. Since 2001, Karin has been
providing consulting services throughout California in both
private and public managed care and service delivery
organizations; these services have included project management,
quality/process improvement, and service system design.
Kimberly Mayer, MSSW, is Director of Workforce Development for
the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS).
During the past several years at CIBHS, Kimberly has led several
workforce development projects promoting collaboration between
public mental health, education, and providers, including peers.
For the past 20 years, Kimberly has worked in a variety of human
services leadership positions, including county government, a
private consulting firm, and nonprofit management settings.
Will Rhett-Mariscal, PhD, MS, is the Director for the Health
Equity team at CIBHS. Dr. Rhett-Mariscal has developed and
implemented practice and system improvement projects impacting
California’s public behavioral health system in the areas of
health equity, health care integration, prevention and early
intervention, and SUD.
Dr. Samantha Spangler is Research and Evaluation Director for the
California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions. Dr.
Spangler has 15 years of experience in research, analytics, and
evaluation, including work with academic, government, corporate,
and non-profit organizations. Dr. Spangler completed a fellowship
in interdisciplinary autism research at the UC Davis MIND
Institute and has previously worked as a consultant to state and
local governments nationwide to provide planning, implementation,
and evaluation support for health and human services initiatives.
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’ 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.