Rick Degette is retiring as behavioral health director for
Stanislaus County. Prior to working with Stanislaus
County, Rick was the Director of Vocational Services
in Alameda County where he helped implement and expand the
Individual Placement and Support Model of Supported Employment
across the county. Rick brings more than 30 years of
experience working in public behavioral healthcare in California
as a direct service provider, manager, administrator, program
planner, and consultant.
Shoshana Zatz, BS, has worked with CIBHS since 2011. She has over
twenty years of experience working with nonprofits and vulnerable
populations on issues related to affordable housing, homelessness
and hunger and mental health. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in
Community Nutrition with a psychological/behavioral focus from UC
Davis in 1988.
After graduating from California State University, Sacramento in
1993 with a double major in History and Ethnic Studies, Kelly
started an internship with the California State Archives working
on the state museum project. She left the State Archives for a
year to work on a grant project cataloging the Japanese American
Archival Collection at California State University, Sacramento.
In 1998, she was one of the first employees at the newly opened
Golden State Museum (later known as The California Museum).
Gerilyn Walcott joined CIBHS in 2016 as the Assistant to the
Conference Planning Department. She was offered the position as a
Project Coordinator with the Workforce Development Team in
February 2018. Her career focus has always been on improving
Customer Relations and looks forward to implementing this
practice in her new position.