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StrideRichard 2019 2 crSteven Sheets

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services employs over 800 full-time staff committed to the development and delivery of services in the areas of housing, residential care, prevention services, outpatient services to children, incarcerated persons and dually diagnosed adults in the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties.

Steven Sheets held several positions at Southwest Behavioral and Health Services prior to his appointment as CEO. He interned for the residential program before becoming a children’s services supervisor. He then served as a program coordinator, and soon after was promoted to a program director. He most recently served as Vice President of Outpatient Services, and then Interim CEO. Steven earned his bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon University and his master’s in professional counseling from Ottawa University. Born and raised in Phoenix, where he still currently resides, Steven enjoys traveling, running, cooking, and playing guitar and singing in his free time.

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StrideRichard 2019 2 crSusie Huhn

Casa de los Niños was founded in 1973 to protect children from child abuse and neglect. Since then, it has grown and expanded to provide a variety of innovative prevention and early-intervention programs for children and families including behavioral and mental health treatment services and immediate crisis mediation.

CEO Susie Huhn is respected throughout Arizona and around the country for her extraordinary work with children, families and communities. She is past president of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, serves as advocacy chair for the Arizona Council of Health and Human Service Providers and is a board member of the National Council for Behavioral Health. She earned her BS in Education from the University of Arizona and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix

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StrideRichard 2019 2 crJeff Holsinger

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies (VOANR) was established in Sheridan, Wyoming in 1985 as part of Volunteers of America, a national, faith-based nonprofit organization established in 1896 to help those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

Jeff Holsinger joined the organization in August 2001. Under his leadership, VOANR has grown from a revenue base of $1 million to one that exceeds $18 million. He leads a professional staff of more than 212 individuals in Wyoming, Montana and Western South Dakota. His professional passion is building organizations through empowered leadership that embraces a social entrepreneurial spirit through the passionate delivery of human services. His personal interests are spending time with family and enjoying outdoor activities such as bird hunting and fishing.

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PlayerProfHeadshotTamara Player

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. 

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StrideRichard 2019 2 crShawn Salamida

Shawn Salamida is the new President of Behavioral Health and designated mhca representative for Lakeview Center. He previously served as president of their FamiliesFirst Network. He has 30 years experience leading efforts for vulnerable children and families in Florida and has received numerous accolades for his innovative approaches. He holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Rollins College. 

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