Tamara Player succeeded Larry Green as CEO of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic in June. She was previously CEO of Buckelew Programs in California. She has a degree in social work from the University of New England and 26 years experience making a difference in people’s lives. Tamara Player succeeded Larry Green as CEO of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic in June. She was previously CEO of Buckelew Programs in California. She has a degree in social work from the University of New England and 26 years experience making a difference in people’s lives.
Susan Devlin succeeded Peter Scerbo as Executive Director of Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare in February. Susan has been with the organization for 29 years, having started as a hospital liaison when Bergen New Bridge Medical Center was known as Bergen Pines Regional Medical Center. She held a variety of positions over the years, most recently serving as Associate Executive Director.
Kelly Rigger succeeded Curt Gillespie as CEO of MH Services of Clark & Madison Counties on June 3. She was previously the Chief Programming Officer for Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. Kelly has more than 20 years of experience in behavioral healthcare and holds an MSW from St. Louis University and an MBA from Baker University.
After an extensive, nation-wide search, AspenPointe welcomed Adam Roberts as the new President and CEO in May. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Valley-Wide Health Systems, a FQHC in Southern Colorado, where he was responsible for the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan as well as the development of their behavioral health service line. A native of Alamosa, Colorado, Adam earned a BS in Business Administration from Regis University in Denver and his MBA in Health Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver. He serves on the board of the Colorado Health Administration Alumni Association and facilitates an executive mentorship program. Prior to serving as Valley-Wide’s COO, Roberts worked as a senior staff member with the Veterans Health Administration health care system both in Texas and in Colorado, where he was recognized as an improvement expert and is credited with saving millions of dollars for the VHA health care system while improving care and patient experience. He Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and recently completed the 2018 UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program.
Cascade is a non-profit Community Mental Health Center and Chemical Dependency Clinic located in Centralia, Washington. Cascade has been serving Lewis County and surrounding areas for more than 50 years and recently opened an Evaluation Treatment Center with 22 beds – 16 of which are for involuntary treatment.
Cascade CEO Dr. Richard Stride has more than 20 years’ experience in community mental health as a clinician and administrator. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees in Psychology, as well as an MBA in Healthcare Management. He served in the Medical Service Corps of the US Army Reserve from 1999-2008 where he obtained the rank of Captain and was the Executive Officer for his unit. Richard is very active in the local community and is a member of the Chehalis Rotary. He believes his main job as CEO is “taking care of the employees; they are our greatest asset and our future”. In his free time he enjoys, fishing, repairing old tube radios, and playing guitar. He and his wife Connie enjoy bike riding, hiking and traveling.