Mental Health Chief Appointed

Pam Fisher to Serve as ADMHS Deputy Director

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016

Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services (ADHMS) potentate Alice Gleghorn announced she’s hired Pam Fisher as new Deputy Director of Behavioral Health, a cavity combined roughly a year ago when a prior emissary Michael Camacho-Craft stepped down to take a pursuit with a county’s Public Health Department instead.

Pam Fisher


Pam Fisher

Camacho-Craft eliminated shortly after Gleghorn was allocated conduct of ADHMS a year ago — carrying practical for Gleghorn’s post — and his position had been filled on a proxy basement in a meantime. The county’s mental health dialect has been in a routine of prolonged and incessant remodel for a past two years.

Fisher, who has been conduct of Ventura County’s Adult Services, has a prolonged story in a mental health field, carrying started with Casa Pacifica in Santa Barbara a 1990s. As emissary director, Fisher will be obliged for implementing departmental reforms — dubbed “Systems Change” — designed to bond some of a pivotal blank dots in service delivery.

One keyhole only plugged Jan 4 is that of a predicament stabilization section (CSU), where people experiencing strident mental health problems can find singular caring and treatment. The CSU contains 8 recumbent chairs versed with audio and video apparatus and staffed with mental health professionals and counterpart counselors. As of final week, a section has rubbed 11 patients.

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