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 development. Dr.
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’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.
Holly comes to CIBHS from the health community. Her history as an executive-level assistant has afforded her the extensive experience in support, logistics, policy creation, and process and many other attributes to support the President and CEO.