mhca Welcomes Cascade

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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. 

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