Western Psychiatric State Hospital Association - WPSHA
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Western Psychiatric State Hospital Association - WPSHA
Hospital Members & QI Benchmark Contacts
Western Psychiatric State Hospital Association - WPSHA
Hospital Members and QI Benchmark Contacts
    Hospital Members /
Board Members
  Quality Improvement /
Benchmark Contacts

Melissa Ring, CEO, Alaska Psychiatric Institute  
Alaska Psychiatric Institute
Melissa Ring, CEO
3700 Piper Street
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 269-7105
Fax: (907) 269-7251
Email: melissa.ring@alaska.gov

Assistant: Leilua Fadely
Phone: (907) 269-7106
Email: leilua.fadely@alaska.gov

Jacqueline D. Adelman, LMSW,
QI Coordinator
Phone: (907) 269-7117
Fax: (907) 269-7251
Email: jacqueline.adelman@alaska.gov

Web Page: http://hss.state.ak.us/dbh/API/default.htm


Melissa Ring, CEO, Alaska Psychiatric Institute


  Arizona State Hospital
Aaron Bowen, PsyD, CEO
2500 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: (602) 220-6000
Fax: (602) 220-6292
Email: aaron.bowen@azdhs.gov

Assistant: Melissa Becerra
Email: melissa.becerra@azdhs.gov

Tiffany Williams, RN-PC, CPHQ
Interim Chief Quality Officer
Phone: (602) 220-6171
Fax: (602) 220-6288
Email: tiffany.williams@azdhs.gov

Web Page: www.azdhs.gov/azsh/

Sacramento, Atascadero, Coalinga, Norwalk, Napa, Patton

Pamela Ahlin, Deputy Director (A), California Department of State Hospitals   Hospital Strategic Planning & Implementation Division
California Department of State Hospitals

Pamela Ahlin, Director & WPSHA SECRETARY
1600 9th St., Room 150
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-8970
Phone: (559) 381-1149
Email: pam.ahlin@dsh.ca.gov
  Clinical Operations Division
California Department of State Hospitals

Katherine Warburton, Deputy Director (A)
1600 9th St., Room 250
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-5330
Email: katherine.warburton@dmh.ca.gov

Assistant: Anthony Esqueda
Email: anthony.esqueda@dsh.ca.gov

Web Page: www.dsh.ca.gov

Stirling Price, Executive Director, California Department of State Hospitals—Atascadero   Department of State Hospitals —Atascadero
Stirling Price, Executive Director
10333 El. Camino Real
P.O. Box 7001
Atascadero, CA 93423-7001
Phone: (805) 468-2001
Fax: (805) 460-0301
Email: stirling.price@dsh.ca.gov

Assistant: Mariann Cortez
Phone: (805) 468-2001
Email: mariann.cortez@ash.dsh.ca.gov

Concha Tipton, Standards Compliance Coordinator (A)
Phone: (805) 468-3248
Fax: (805) 468-3000
Email: concha.tipton@dsh.ca.gov

Web Page:

Audrey King, Acting Executive Director, Coalinga State Hospital   Department of State Hospitals —Coalinga
Audrey King, Executive Director (A)
24511 West Jayne Avenue
P.O. Box 5000
Coalinga, CA 93210
Phone: (559) 935-4303
Fax: (559) 935-7118
Email: audrey.king@csh.dmh.ca.gov

Assistant: Shaundalen Brown
Phone: (559) 935-4301
Email: shaundalen.brown@dsh.ca.gov

Dennis Mitchell, Standards Compliance Coordinator
Phone: (599) 935-6982
Fax: (599) 935-7271
Email: dennis.mitchell@csh.dsh.ca.gov

Web Page: www.dsh.ca.gov/coalinga

    Department of State Hospitals —Metropolitan
Michael Barsom, MD, Executive Director
11401 South Bloomfield Avenue
Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone: (562) 651-2245
Fax: (562) 929-3131
Email: michael.barsom@utah.gov

Assistant: Carla Schmid
Phone: (562) 651-2245
Email: carla.schmid@msh.dmh.ca.gov

Kasia Kolasinski, Standards Compliance Director
Phone: (562) 651-2215
Fax: (562) 651-4546
Email: kasia.kolasinski@dsh.ca.gov

Soledad Guiterrez, ORYX Initiative
Phone: (562) 651-4330
Email: soledad.guiterrez@msh.dmh.ca.gov

Web Page: http://www.dmh.ca.gov/Services_and_Programs/

Dolly Matteucci, Executive Director, Napa State Hospital   Department of State Hospitals —Napa
Dolly Matteucci, Executive Director
2100 Napa Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558-6293
Phone: (707) 253-5454
Fax: (707) 253-5411
Email: dolly.matteucci@nsh.dsh.ca.gov

Assistant: Mary Nicander

Dean Gardiner, Standards Compliance Director
Phone: (707) 253-5467
Fax: (707) 253-5257
Email: dean.gardiner@nsh.dsh.ca.gov

Robbi Eggers, Compliance Analyst
Email: reggers@dmhnsh.state.ca.us

Web Page: www.cahwnt.gov/dmh/statehospitals
    Department of State Hospitals —Patton
Harry Oreol, Executive Director
3102 East Highland Avenue
Patton, CA 92369
Phone: (909) 425-7321
Fax: (909) 425-6169
Email: Harry.Oreol@dsh.ca.gov

Assistant: Eileen McGuire
Email: eileen.mcguire@psh.dsh.ca.gov

Julie Depalma, Standards Compliance Director
Phone: (909) 425-7676
Fax: (909) 425-6114
Email: julie.depalma@psh.dmh.ca.gov

Web Page: www.dsh.ca.gov/Patton/default.asp

Denver, Pueblo


Colorado Department of Human Services
Office of Behavioral Health

Patrick Fox, MD, Deputy Director of Clinical Services
3824 West Princeton Circle
Denver, CO  80236
Phone: (303) 866-7416
Fax: (303) 866-7481
Email: patrick.fox@state.co.us

Christopher Burke, Director, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Ft. Logan   Colorado Mental Health Institute at Ft. Logan
Dr. Christopher Burke, Hospital Director & WPSHA VICE-PRESIDENT
3520 West Oxford Avenue
Denver, CO 80236
Phone: (303) 866-7080
Fax: (303) 866-7088
Email: christopher.burke@state.co.us

Assistant: Sheridan Garcia
Email: sheridan.garcia@state.co.us

Margaret Hecker, Director of Performance Improvement
Phone: (303) 866-7024
Fax: (303) 866-7088
Email: margaret.hecker@state.co.us

Web Page: www.cdhs.state.co.us/

Birgit Fisher, Superintendent, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo   Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo
Ron Hale, Superintendent
1600 West 24th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone : (719) 546-4147
Fax: (719) 546-4484
Email: ron.hale@state.co.us

Assistant: Shechinah King
Email: shechinah.king@state.co.us

Barbara Hart, Director of Quality Support
Phone : (719) 546-4747
Fax: (719) 546-4770
Email: barbara.hart@state.co.us

Web Page: www.cdhs.state.co.us/ods/mif/index.html


William May, Administrator, Hawaii State Hospital   Hawaii State Hospital
William May, Administrator
45-710 Keaahala Road
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: (808) 247-2129
Fax: (808) 236-8774
Email: william.may@doh.hawaii.gov

Assistant: Toki Thomas
Phone: (808) 247-2191
Fax: (808) 236-8774
Email: millicent.thomas@doh.hawaii.gov

Janelle Saucedo, Associate Administrator for Quality Management
Phone: (808) 236-8263
Fax: (808) 236-8774
Email: janelle.saucedo@doh.hawaii.gov

Chief, Performance Improvement/Risk Management

Web Page:

Orofino, Blackfoot

Todd Hurtt, Administrative Director, Idaho State Hospital North   State Hospital North
Todd Hurtt, Administrative Director
300 Hospital Drive
Orofino, ID 83544
Phone: (208) 476-8117/4511
Fax: (208) 476-7898
Email: Hurtt@dhw.idaho.gov

Assistant: Linda Engle
(208) 476-8116
Email: englel@dhw.idaho.gov

Director of Quality Improvement, James Larson
Phone: (208) 476-8140
Fax: (208) 476-7898

Web Page:

Tracey Sessions, Administrative Director, Idaho State Hospital South   Idaho State Hospital South
Tracey Sessions, Hospital Administrator & WPSHA TREASURER
700 East Alice Street
P.O. Box 400
Blackfoot, ID 83221-0400
Phone: (208) 785-8401 or 1200
Fax: (208) 785-8409
Email: session@dhw.idaho.gov

Assistant: Julie Brodal
Email: brodalj@dhw.idaho.gov

Julie Sutton, BSN, R.N., BC, Performance Improvement Director
Phone: (208) 785-8415
Fax: (208) 785-8448
Email: suttonj@dhw.idaho.gov

Web Page:

Warm Springs

John Glueckert, CEO, Montana State Hospital   Montana State Hospital
John Glueckert, CEO
P.O. Box 300
Warm Springs, MT 59756
Phone: (406) 693-7010
Fax: (406) 693-7069
Email: jglueckert@mt.gov

Assistant: Cyndi Thompson
Phone: (406) 693-7013
Email: cthompson@mt.gov

Connie Worl, Director, Quality Improvement & Public Relations
Phone: (406) 693-7052
Fax: (406) 693-7023
Email: cworl@mt.gov

Web Page: www.msh.mt.gov

Sparks, Las Vegas

Elizabeth Neighbors, Director, Nevada Lake's Crossing Center   Lake’s Crossing Center
Elizabeth Neighbors, Ph. D., Director
500 Galletti Way
Sparks, Nevada 89434-5573
Phone: (775) 688-1900 x228
Fax: (775) 688-1909
Email: eneighbors@lakes.nv.gov

Assistant: Janet Ashby
Email: jashby@health.nv.gov

Kevin Fillippelli, Director of Quality Assurance
Phone: (702) 486-4095
Fax: (775) 688-1909
Email: kfillippelli@health.nv.gov

Web Page: www.state.nv.us/hr/mhds/

Cody L. Phinney, Agency Director, Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services   Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services
Cody L. Phinney, Agency Director
480 Galletti Way
Sparks, NV 89431-5574
Phone: (775) 688-2010
Fax: (775) 688-2052
Email: cphinney@nnamhs.state.nv.us

Assistant: Pat Wendell
Email: pwendell@nnamhs.state.nv.us

Leah Lewis, Performance Improvement
Phone: (775) 688-2018
Fax: (775) 688-2192

Web Page: www.state.nv.us/nn/index.shtml

    Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services
Joanne Malay, Hospital Administrator
6161 West Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: (702) 486-8894
Fax: (702) 486-7608
Email: jmalay@health.nv.gov

Assistant: Menyone Thomas
Phone: (702) 486-8051
Fax: (702) 486-7608

Ellen Richard-Adams, Adult Mental Health Outpatient Director
Phone: (702) 486-3090
Fax: (702) 486-7686
Email: eadams@health.nv.gov

Kevin Fillippelli
Phone: (702) 486-4095
Fax: (702) 486-7608
Email: kfillippelli@health.nv.gov

Web Page: http://dpbh.nv.gov

Las Vegas

Troy Jones, Executive Director/Administrator, New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute   New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute
Troy Jones, Psy. D., Executive Director/Administrator Director & WPSHA PRESIDENT
3695 Hot Springs Blvd.
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone: (505) 454-2203
Fax: (505) 454-2211
Email: troy.jones@state.nm.us

Assistant: Eva Romero
Email: eva.romero@state.nm.us

Clinical Director: Daniel Collins
Phone: (505) 454-2416
Fax: (505) 454-2444
Email: danel.collins@state.nm.us

Rose Contreas, Standards and Compliance Director
Phone: (505) 454-2266
Fax: (505) 454-2211
Email: rose.contreas@state.nm.us

Web Page: www.nmbhi.org


Dr. Rosalie Etherington, Superintendent, North Dakota State Hospital   North Dakota State Hospital
Dr. Rosalie Etherington, Superintendent
2605 Circle Drive
Jamestown, ND 58401-6905
Phone: (701) 253-3964
Fax: (701) 253-3999
Email: retherington@nd.gov

Assistant: Karla Bachmeier
Email: kxbachmeier@nd.gov

Debra Eissinger, Quality Support Services
Phone: (701) 253-3957
Fax: (701) 253-3999
Email: deissinger@nd.gov

Web Page:


Gregory P. Roberts, Superintendent, Oregon State Hospital   Oregon State Hospital
Gregory P. Roberts, Superintendent
Kirkbride B03-413
2600 Center Street N.E.
Salem, Oregon 97301-2682
Phone: (503) 945-2850
Fax: (503) 947-2900
Email: greg.roberts@state.or.us

Assistant: Doris Reyes
Email: doris.a.reyes@state.or.us

Ted Ficken, Ph.D., CPHQ, Director of Standards and Compliance
Oregon State Hospital
Phone: (503) 945-0916
Fax: (503) 947-1009
Email: ted.ficken@state.or.us

Web Page:


    South Dakota Human Services Center
Administrator: Amy Iversen-Pollreisz
PO Box 7600
3515 Broadway
Yankton, SD 57078-7600
Phone: (605) 668-3106/3102
Fax: (605) 668-3460
Email: amy.iversen.pollreisz@state.sd.us

Assistant: Sheryl Schroeder
Email: sheryl.schroeder@state.sd.us

Director of Health Information and Quality Management: Sandra Barkley
Phone: (605) 668-3178
Fax: (605) 668-3460
Email: sandra.barkley@state.sd.us

Web Page: http://dhs.sd.gov/hsc/


Dallas Earnshaw, Superintendent, Utah State Hospital & WPSHA Vice President   Utah State Hospital
Dallas Earnshaw, Superintendent
P.O. Box 270
Provo, UT 84603-0270
Phone: (801) 344-4200
Fax: (801) 344-4291
Email: dearnshaw@utah.gov

Assistant: Jana Gierisch
Email: jgierisch@utah.gov

Isaac Thomas, Quality Resource Director
Phone: (801) 344-4273
Fax: (801) 344-4248
Email: ithomas@utah.gov

Web Page: www.ush.utah.gov

Lakewood, Medical Lake, Tacoma

Rick Mehlman, Ph. D., CEO, Child Study and Treatment Center   Child Study and Treatment Center
Rick Mehlman, Ph.D., CEO
8805 Steilacoom Blvd., S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498-4771
Phone: (253) 756-2735
Fax: (253) 756-3985
Email: mehlmrc@dshs.wa.gov

Assistant: Kristi Sigafoos
Phone: (253) 756-2662
Email: sigafkr@dshs.wa.gov

Robin McIlvaine, LICSW, Director of Quality Management
Phone: (253) 761-3353
Fax: (253) 756-3985
Email: mcilvrt@dshs.wa.gov

Web Page: www.wa.gov/dshs/

Dorothy Sawyer, CEO, Eastern State Hospital   Eastern State Hospital
Dorothy Sawyer, CEO
P.O. Box 800 Maple Street
Medical Lake, WA 99022-0800
Phone: (509) 565-4351
Fax: (509) 565-4705
Email: dorothy.sawyer@dshs.wa.gov

Assistant: DeAnna Cunha
Phone: (509) 565-4373
Email: deanna.cunha@dshs.wa.gov

Deyna Sagnella, Quality Management Director
Phone: (509) 565-4498
Fax: (509) 565-4705
Email: deyna.sagnella@dshs.wa.gov

Web Page: www.wa.gov/dshs/

Ron Adler, CEO and WPSHA President, Alaska Psychiatric Institute   Director of State Hospitals / Western State Hospital
Ron Adler, CEO
9601 Steilacoom Blvd., SW
Lakewood, WA 98498-7213
Phone: (253) 756-2350
Fax: (253) 756-2963

Assistant: Stacie Elrod
Phone: (253) 756-2930
Email: stacie.elrod@dshs.wa.gov

Mark Haines-Simeon, Quality Management Director
Phone: (253) 756-2705
Fax: (253) 756-2963
Email: hainemc@dshs.wa.gov

Web Page: www.wa.gov/dshs


Bill Sexton, Administrator, Wyoming State Hospital   Wyoming State Hospital
Bill Sexton, Facilities Administrator
P.O. Box 177
Evanston, WY 82931-0177
Phone: (307) 789-3464 x355
Fax: (307) 789-5277
Email: bill.sexton@wyo.gov

Assistant: Jacque Skog
Phone: (307) 789-3464 x361
Email: jacque.skog@wyo.gov

Callie Perkins, Performance Improvement / Risk Manager
Email: callie.perkins@wyo.gov
Phone: (307) 789-3464 x650
Fax: (307) 789-5277

Web Page: www.health.wyo.gov/statehospital/index.html

Provo, Utah

    Jana Gierisch, Executive Director, Western Psychiatric State Hospital Association
c/o Utah State Hospital
P. O. Box 270
Provo, UT 84603-0270
Phone: (801) 344-4200
Fax: (801) 344-4291
Email: jgierisch@utah.gov
Alexandria, Virginia

    Brian Hepburn, Executive Director
66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 302
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 739-9333 x114
Fax: (703) 548-9517

Assistant: Meighan Haupt
Phone: (703) 682-5181
Email: meighan.haupt@nasmhpd.org
  Lucille Schacht, Ph.D., Program Director, Behavioral Health Performance Measurement System (BHPMS)
3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 650
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: (703) 738-8163
Fax: (703) 738-8185
Email: lucille.schacht@nri-inc.org

Web Page: www.nri-inc.org

Western Psychiatric State Hospital Association - WPSHA
Western Psychiatric State Hospital Association - WPSHA
Western Psychiatric State Hospital Association - WPSHA   Western Psychiatric State Hospital Association - WPSHA

Western Psychiatric
State Hospital Association
c/o Utah State Hospital Association
P. O. Box 270
Provo, UT 84603-0270
Phone (801) 344-4200
Fax (801) 344-4291


The Western Psychiatric State Hospital Association is committed to ensuring that effective, state-of-the-art mental health treatment and rehabilitation services are provided to the citizens served by publicly operated hospitals.










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