Barbara Roush, LMFT, Promoted to Vice President of Operations at 西瓜视频

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On behalf of Anita Barnas, SVP, Chief Program Operations Officer, we are excited to announce the promotion of Barbara Roush, LMFT, to Vice President of Operations! Barbara will succeed Linda Reese in this role that serves our programs, staff, and clients in Alameda, Santa Cruz, Contra Costa, El Dorado, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Kaiser.

Barbara has shared that as a young adult, her early plans for Broadway fame and fortune were thwarted due to an unexpected passion for serving the underserved. This passion led Barbara from Chicago to San Francisco where she obtained her master鈥檚 degree in Clinical Psychology (emphasis Drama Therapy) and became a LMFT. 

One of Barbara鈥檚 first paid drama therapy roles was actually at 罢别濒别肠补谤别鈥檚 Heritage Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) many, many years ago. Barbara started her clinical career with San Francisco Jail Psychiatric Services and progressed through residential treatment for forensic adult populations then on to Medicare-funded PHP and IOP leadership. She was then offered an opportunity to oversee a 69-bed free-standing psychiatric facility and that began a 10-year adventure leading large JCAHO-accredited psychiatric hospitals in Northern California, North Carolina, and Texas. 

Barbara is what we at 西瓜视频 consider a 鈥渂oomerang鈥 鈥 after leaving 西瓜视频, she returned in 2011 as Clinical Director at Heritage PHF. During the past 10 years with 西瓜视频, Barbara has served in increasingly responsible roles as Administrator at La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center (MHRC), Regional Director of Acute Care, and most recently as our Director of Start-Up, bringing great depth and experience to our acute programs, but also to our overall operational structure. 

For fun and balance, Barbara maintains her resilience as the proud mama of Ziggy-the-Corgi and Bella-the-MiniPoo.

We are excited to have Barbara back as a part of 罢别濒别肠补谤别鈥檚 operations team. She and Linda will begin the transition planning immediately in preparation to assume full responsibility for the vice president role when Linda departs on November 5, 2021.