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Our Team

Vulnerable individuals caught at the intersection of mental health, substance misuse and legal infractions have complex needs and require specialized support. Our treatment team includes a program director, board-certified psychiatrist, licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner, licensed psychiatric technicians, reentry support specialists, and other qualified experts and practitioners.

Leadership

Patricia Gray, PsyD, J.D.

Executive Director

Patricia Gray, PsyD, J.D.

Dr. Gray is an expert and thought leader in the area of mental health and criminal justice involvement. Dr. Gray is an attorney, forensic consultant, professional mediator, and retired Criminal Trial Court Judge. She holds a doctorate in psychology. Early in her career she worked as a psychiatric technician in California State Hospitals. Combining legal, forensic, and psychiatric expertise, Dr. Gray provided consultation to federal and state courts, government agencies and legal advocates. Dr. Gray also assisted federal courts in negotiating and monitoring post settlement consent decree compliance in the areas of correctional and institutional mental health. As a state trial court judge, Dr. Gray convened a team of mental health professionals, law enforcement, lawyers, and probation staff to open the first mental health court in Northern California in 1998 in order to address the high recidivism rates of incarcerated individuals diagnosed with mental illness. Dr. Gray has devoted much of her career to advocating for those living with mental health challenges who are caught in the criminal justice system.

Miriam O'Con

Program Director, Administrator, & Case Manager

Miriam O'Con

Miriam O’Con has been an advocate in her community helping serve disadvantaged individuals for over 14 years. Early in Mrs. O’Con's social service experience, she worked supporting children and families as a supervisor for the Head Start program. Her experience working with this population gave her the courage to pursue a degree in social work and broaden her scope of advocation by working with the court system to provide court accompaniment for victims experiencing domestic violence. With Mrs. O’Con's vast number of years working in the community as a social service advocate she was able to give back to the community through volunteering and becoming an ambassador for social welfare. Mrs. O’Con has dedicated her life to working to support people experiencing social injustice and improving the lives of individuals living with mental illness, incarceration, domestic violence, intellectual disabilities, and those experiencing homelessness and living in poverty.

Staff

Our Program Director oversees all facilities, programs, and services. The Director ensures safety and compliance with state and county rules and regulations; hires, trains, and provides guidance to staff; coordinates with partners; and facilitates support services.

Our Board-Certified Psychiatrist and licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner provide medication expertise, education, training, monitoring, management, and oversight.

Our Licensed Psychiatric Technicians and vocational nurses implement and oversee services and activities, monitor the behavior and appearance of residents, execute treatment plans, encourage resident participation, compliance, and communication, and facilitate the self-administration of medication.

Our Reentry Coaches encourage and support residents to participate in all milieu-based activities and follow directions from medical and clinical staffing, and communicate concerns and/or ongoing challenges to superiors.