Amy Faulstich, MSW started with CIBHS on December 3, 2018, as the
new Senior Associate/Program Manager for the Greater Bay Area
Mental Health Workforce and Education Collaborative.
Amy has over 10 years’ experience developing and implementing
programs to improve access to mental health and social services
to underserved populations in Marin and Sonoma counties.
Amy served as the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Coordinator
for the Sonoma County Department of Health Services Behavioral
Health Division for 5 years. Amy provided leadership for
the planning and development of all MHSA programs and services in
Sonoma County, collaborating with community stakeholders,
managing contracts and reporting MHSA activities to the
Department of Health Care Services. In her role as
MHSA Coordinator, Amy also oversaw all Workforce Education and
Training (WET) programs and activities for the Sonoma County
Behavioral Health Division
Amy was formerly the North Bay Suicide Prevention Project (NBSPP)
Coordinator at Family Service Agency (FSA) of Marin, a Division
of Buckelew Programs. At FSA of Marin Amy was responsible
for the implementation of the North Bay Suicide Prevention
Hotline Program to 6 counties and funded by the California Mental
Health Services Authority (CalMHSA).
Amy has a background in community organizing and in mental
health. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work
from San Francisco State University with an emphasis in Social
Action and Change in 2011. Amy is passionate about
the field of behavioral health and is dedicated to workforce
development as critical to the future of the profession.
She is excited to start her work in this new role and to support
communities throughout the Greater Bay Area in their workforce