About Us



Mental illness and Substance Use conditions affect 1 in 4 people regardless of age, gender identity or ethnic background. These conditions are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Behavioral Health challenges are treatable and recovery is possible. Solano County Behavioral Health assists over 6,000 children, youth and adults each year who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis, addiction, or who have significant mental and emotional disabilities. Services include: crisis supports, integrated care clinics that offer brief therapy, case management, psychiatric assessments and medication, outpatient treatment; Full Service Partnerships, foster care supports, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams, supported employment, peer support, and a range of community support services, including various contracted community based organizations and wellness centers.

Mission
To serve our diverse community impacted by mental health and substance use challenges in holistic ways that reinforces hope, wellness, and empowerment to live a fulfilling life.

Vision
To provide quality, innovative, culturally responsive care that supports and honors each persons’ authentic self and unique journey to recovery.

Values

  • Hope
  • Resilience & Recovery
  • Voice & Choice
  • Community Inclusion
  • Diversity, Equity, Justice

Leadership
Our Division is led by the following administrative team:

  • Chief BH Director- vacant
  • BH Director, Interim / Deputy Director- Emery Cowan, LPCC, LMHC
  • Children’s Services Administrator- Leticia De La Cruz Salas, LCSW
  • Adult Services Administrator, MH & SUD- Kate Grammy, PsyD
  • BH Medical Director - Brent C. Pottenger, MD, MHA

Our Managers oversee various programs and initiatives:

  • Anushua Mall, LCSW - Adult Specialty Services
  • Christina Stimmann, LCSW - Acute Care
  • Christina Urrea, PsyD - Performance Improvement
  • Katherine Kellum, LCSW - Children’s FSP and Foster Care Treatment
  • Michael Kitzes, LMFT - Children's Outpatient
  • Miranda Ramirez, LCSW - Community Integration: Housing & Homeless
  • Rob George, LCSW - Quality Assurance
  • Rozzana Verder-Aliga, EdD, LMFT - Adult Outpatient
  • Tracy Lacey, LMFT - MHSA Coordinator; Diversity, Equity and Wellness Recovery

Inclusion Statement
SCBH is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our services aim to empower all community members throughout their journey towards wellness and recovery. It is also of equal importance for us to improve access to quality care for underserved and under-represented ethnic and minority populations who have been historically marginalized by health care systems. We value the importance of employing staff who possess valuable life experiences and expertise to ensure our workforce is culturally and linguistically responsive and leverages diversity to foster innovation and positive outcomes for the people we serve.
 


Land Acknowledgement - Solano County BH
As a county that uses the representation of a Native American in the logo it is important that we are congruent and authentic and that we collectively work towards recognizing the history of genocide and continued inequities experienced by indigenous people. The sacrifices of indigenous people on this land can be an invisible hurt and pain that is a reality for Native Americans. We would like to acknowledge the land and the people of the land. We acknowledge the indigenous people of the Suisunes and the Patwin of the Wintun tribes, the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe and the countless other California tribes that traveled this land we stand on utilizing the Carquinez Strait for trade. We would like to acknowledge the displacement and lost lives due to colonization and ongoing disparities, in addition to honoring the ancestral grounds. We honor those that have passed and those that continue to live on.

Map for local information:
https://land.codeforanchorage.org/
https://native-land.ca/