The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) is a behavioral health consultancy for systems organization and providers who desire to improve outcomes for people with mental health and substance use challenges through clinical practice and policy implementation, behavioral health training, evaluation, and customized solutions.

Our Values

Recovery & Resiliency

Every person deserves the opportunity to pursue a life that by their definition, provides meaning, purpose & valued identity.

Anti-racist

We must all address implicit bias and aggressively deploy collaborative strategies of change that mitigate the impact of racism.

INNOVATION

We continually seek efficient, collaborative and equitable solutions to improve the health of individuals and communities.

Continuous Improvement

CIBHS works to improve the ability of behavioral healthcare providers to serve the needs of their clients.

Customer commitment

The relationship with our customers is important. Our success is measured by the success of our customers and their constituents.

CULTURAL & LINGUISTIC INCLUSION

Cultural and linguistically responsive services are critical. CIBHS employs strategies rooted in co-design to increase inclusivity.

OUTCOMES-DRIVEN

Better outcomes are our true north concerning service delivery.

HEALTH EQUITY

CIBHS strives to be a catalyst for the delivery of care that is accessible, culturally relevant and delivered with fairness and justice.

EXPERTISE

Behavioral Health Systems and Services


Behavioral Health Outcomes


Social Determinants of Health


Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services


Recovery-Oriented Services


Behavioral Health Integration


Children and Families


Health and Racial Equity


Leadership Team

PERCY HOWARD, III, LCSW

President and CEO

RICK GOSCHA, PhD

Sr. Vice President of Programs

VICTOR KOGLER

Vice President, Substance Use Disorders

JENNIFER CLANCY, MSW

Director of Strategy

ROBERT DIAZ, MBA

Director of Finance and Administration

GAYANEH KARAPETIAN, LMFT

Director of Practice Implementation and Improvement

AMY MC ILVAINE

Director, LA County SUD Projects

SAMANTHA SPANGLER, PhD

Director of Evaluation and Research

Hope Alvidrez

Manager, Operations and Human Resources

The CIBHS Team

Alice Washington
Associate, Marketing and Communication

Ally Mabry, MSW
Associate

Amy Faulstich, MSW
Sr. Associate

Charlotte Bullen, MSHCA
Associate

Christopher Botten
Associate

Diane Daniels
Executive Assistant

Ericka Lett
Receptionist

Gerilyn Walcott
Sr. Project Coordinator

Gloria Hurd
Contract Analyst

Johnny Hoang
Project Coordinator

Kelly Bitz
Sr. Project Coordinator

Leslie Dishman, MSHS, MA
Associate

Mai Moua
Accounting Clerk ‐ Accounts Receivable

Pranab Banskota
Sr. Associate

Robin Texeira, CHCP
Associate

Salina Vigil
Project Coordinator

Stella Gukasyan, EdM
Sr. Associate

Taryn Gonzales
Accounting Assistant

Theresa Ferrini, CGMP
Conference Planner, Department Manager

Valerya Silva
Accounting Clerk ‐ Accounts Payables

Yvonne Frazier
Associate

Board of Directors

Al Senella, Chair
President and CEO
Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc.

Alice Gleghorn, PhD
CEO/President
Phoenix House of CA

Amy Ellis, MS, MFT
Director
County of Placer

Daphne Shaw
Retired
Retired

Edwin Poon, PhD
Director, BH Services
CalOptima

Ellen Ahn, JD, MSW
Executive Director
Korean Community Services

Gustavo Loera, EdD
Board of Directors
California HOSA

Katherine Ferry
Grants Coordinator
Sonoma County Indian Health Project

Lakeya Cherry, DSW, MSSW
CEO
The Network for Social Work Management (NSWM)

Marvin Southard, DSW (Past Chair)
Professor of Practice (Retired)
University of Southern CA (Retired)

Mary Hale
Sr. Program Associate
Children & Family Futures

Michelle Doty Cabrera
Executive Director
California Behavioral Health Directors Association

Sandra Fair, Secretary/Treasurer
Chief of Operations, Behavioral Health (retired)
Retired (County of Orange Health Care Agency)