The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS)
announces Percy Howard as CEO.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) — The Board of Directors of the California
Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions announced that after an
exhaustive search they selected Percy Howard as the new
CEO. The board is confident Howard is the best candidate to
lead the organization forward in the exciting but challenging
times that confront behavioral health care in the State of
California and the nation.
Howard will become the second President and Chief Executive
Officer of CIBHS, following in the footsteps of our remarkable
founder, Dr. Sandra Naylor Goodwin. Howard earned this position
after an 11-month tenure as Interim CEO.
“We know Percy Howard will lead CIBHS to new levels of
achievement and provide exceptional service to the behavioral
health community, especially to the clients and families served
by our customers and partners,” said Marvin J. Southard,
current chair of the Board of Directors for CIBHS.
To interview Percy Howard, please contact Hope Alvidrez at
About CIBHS: The California Institute for
Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) is a non-profit behavioral
health consultancy that helps behavioral health and healthcare
professionals, agencies and funders improve the lives of people
with mental health and substance use challenges through
translating policy imperatives to practice improvements,
evidence-based practice implementation, quality improvement and
service delivery system re-design, evaluation, technical
assistance, and research.
CIBHS was established as the California Institute for Mental
Health (CiMH) in 1993 to promote excellence in mental health
services. Local mental health directors founded CiMH to work
collaboratively with all mental health system stakeholders. The
commitment to collaboration and expansion of service to the
broader behavioral health community has led the board to expand
board membership to include consumers, family members, and other
interested persons representing the public interest.
On July 1, 2014, CiMH merged with the Alcohol and Other Drug
Policy Institute (ADPI) to form the California Institute for
Behavioral Health Solutions.