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.


To provide person-centered, safe, effective, efficient, timely and equitable mental health and substance use services, that are supported by friends and community, that promote wellness/recovery, and that fully incorporate shared decision making between the people we service, their family members and our community providers.

Overarching Principles

Care is provided to promote the self defined recovery, family and child resiliency as well as positive development of each person served. Care is provided in a culturally and linguistically competent way with sensitivity to and awareness of the persons’ self-identified culture, race, ethnicity, language preference, age, gender sexual orientation, disability, religious/spiritual beliefs and socio-economic status.


Hope    Empowerment
Resilience   Inclusion
Choice   Self-reliance & responsibility
Community Integration    

Meaningful quality of life

Our Division is led by the following administrative team:

  • Chief BH Director- vacant
  • Deputy BH 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: ACT-FSP, Forensic Triage
  • Christina Stimmann, LCSW - Acute Care: Hospital Liaison, Institutional Care Services
  • Christina Urrea, PsyD - Performance Improvement
  • Katherine Kellum, LCSW - Children’s FSP and Foster Care Unit
  • Michael Kitzes, LMFT - Vacaville ICC- Adults and Children
  • Miranda Ramirez, LCSW - Community Integration: Housing & Homeless
  • Rob George, LCSW - Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement
  • Rozzana Verder-Aliga, EdD, LMFT - Vallejo Adult and Children's ICC & Fairfield Adult ICC
  • Tracy Lacey, LMFT - MHSA Coordinator; Diversity, Equity and Wellness Recovery

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