The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) is a behavioral health consultancy for systems, organizations, and providers who desire to improve outcomes for people with mental health and substance use challenges. We do this 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

VICTOR KOGLER

Vice President, Substance Use Disorders

JENNIFER CLANCY, MSW

Vice President of Strategic and Equity Initiatives

ROBERT DIAZ, MBA

Director of Finance and Administration

GAYANEH KARAPETIAN, LMFT

Director of Practice Implementation and Improvement

AMY MC ILVAINE

Director

Hiram Santisteban, DPA, MURP, MPA, CE

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

PRANAB BANSKOTA, MBBS, MPH

Director

DANETTE S. MCBRIDE, MSW, MPA

Director, CYBHI Project

PHANIT DY

Director, Community Defined Evidence Practices Implementation

The CIBHS Team

Alice Washington
Associate, Marketing and Communication

Bessie Bulman
Sr. Project Coordinator

Caroline Cumings
Sr. Associate, CYBHI Project

Chris Botten, CADC II, CTE
Sr. Associate, LA Area

David Salinas, MPH
Sr. Associate

Diane Daniels
Executive Services Manager

Ericka Lett
Community Engagement Coordinator

Eugene Dole
Sr. Accountant

Hope Alvidrez-Tupper
Sr. Project Coordinator, SUD / Benefits & Payroll Mgr.

John Yonan
IT Department Manager

Kelly Lawrence
Associate

Krystal Edwards
Sr. Project Coordinator, SUD (LA Area)

Leslie Dishman, MSHS, MA
Sr. Associate, LA Area

Maie Lee
Contract Administrator

Nia Snipes
Sr. Project Coordinator

Nikolas Davis
Accounting Assistant/AP

Robin Texeira, CHCP
Associate

Ryan Mertz
Associate

Sandra Barragan Alvarez, MPA
Development Manager

Taryn Gonzales
Accounting Assistant, A/R

Theresa Ferrini, CGMP
Conference Planner, Department Manager

Valerya Silva
Sr. Project Coordinator

Board of Directors

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

Alice Gleghorn, PhD
CEO/President
Phoenix House of CA

Daphne Shaw
Retired
Retired

Edwin Poon, PhD
Deputy Director, Managed Care, BH Services
County of Santa Clara

Mark Bontrager
Behavioral Health Administrator
Partnership HealthPlan of CA

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)