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CIBHS Announces New CEO

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 Helen Lao at hlao@cibhs.org or 916-379-5354.

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.

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