I am pleased to announce the appointment of Manuel Jimenez, MA, MFT to the position of Director, Behavioral Health Care Services, effective May 12, 2014.
has over sixteen years of experience as a mental health professional and has been a leader in public service for many years.
prior experience includes working for various California counties including San Joaquin
, and Solano County
Most recently he served as the Mental Health Director and Alcohol and Drug Administrator for Merced County.
Mr. Jimenez' experience also includes implementing Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) programs and managing mental health services such as outpatient clinics, crisis response, mobile crisis, and older adult services.
Mr. Jimenez actively participates in the mental health community and has served on several boards and committees at the state and local level including the Governing Board of the California Mental Health Directors Association, the Statewide Mental Health & Spirituality Initiative Committee, the Council on Mentally Ill Offenders, California, the Latino Support Network of South Lake Tahoe and First 5 Commission of Merced County.
In this time of transformation, Mr. Jimenez' leadership and direction in Health Care Reform, with the backing of a strong/competent executive team, will steer the department forward toward a changed healthcare landscape under the Affordable Care Act in identifying ways to provide meaningful services to underserved persons and families in need.
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Jimenez