Executive Team

Michael Knight

Michael Knight, MPA

DBH Assistant Director

Teresa Frausto

Teresa Frausto, MD

Chief Psychiatric Officer
Medical Services

DBH’s Medical Services division includes diagnostic evaluations, acute outpatient stabilization, medication management, crisis intervention, integrated health and brief focused psychotherapies for people experiencing serious and persistent mental illness.

Medical Services also provides education, training, clinical experience to future behavioral health/medical care providers in collaboration with various teaching institutions in San Bernardino County.

Michael Schertell

Michael Schertell, LMFT

Deputy Director
Children, Transitional Age Youth (TAY), and Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Children and TAY programs provide specialty behavioral health and intensive case management services management services for children and adolescents.

MHSA programs reduce the long-term adverse impact on individuals, families and state and local budgets resulting from untreated serious mental illness through state-of-the-art, culturally competent programs that promote wellness, recovery and resilience for individuals and their families.

Georgina Yoshioka

Georgina Yoshioka, DSW, LCSW, MBA

Deputy Director
24-Hr and Emergency Services

DBH’s 24-hr and Emergency Support Services program includes the Adult and Older Adult System of Care, the Community Crisis System of Care and Hospital Based Services.

Each segment provides an array of centralized specialty behavioral health services in an effort to provide those in crisis with immediate access to behavioral health stabilization services.

Andrew Gruchy

Andrew Gruchy, LCSW

Deputy Director
Adult and Juvenile Forensics Division and Substance Use Disorder Services

The Adult and Juvenile Forensic Services Division is comprised of several programs designed to provide comprehensive behavioral health services to individuals experiencing severe and persistent mental illness and have a history of justice involvement resulting in incarceration, probation or parole.

Justice Substance Use Disorder Services provide a full range of prevention, treatment and recovery support for persons experiencing a substance use disorder.

Marina Espinosa

Marina Espinosa, MPA, CHC

Deputy Director
Program Support Services

Program Support Services (PSS) includes Quality Management (QM), Workforce Education and Training (WET), Research and Evaluation (R&E), Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) coordination and program planning.

PSS provides subject matter expertise and guidance related to behavioral health benefits and care coordination.

Monique A. Amis

Monique A. Amis

Deputy Director
Administrative Services

The Administrative Services Division of DBH supports the mission of the Department by providing the administrative services of Information and Technology Support; Contract Management; Preparing and Monitoring Budgets; Personnel and Payroll; Accounting functions including Payables/Procurement and Receivables including State and Federal Cost Reports; Fiscal Audits and Financial Interviews; and Facility and Property Management.

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Erica Porteous, MBA

Chief Compliance Officer/Privacy Officer
Office of Compliance

The Office of Compliance is responsible for monitoring, educating and ensuring DBH and its contractors are compliant with state and federal regulations, statutes and requirements. Programs within Compliance include Disaster and Safety, Ethics and Compliance, Medical Records and Patients’ Rights.

Additionally, the program creates, revises, and distributes standards, policies and procedures that promote adherence to department, county, state and federal policies, laws and regulations.

Carol Davis

Carol Davis, RN, LCSW

Nurse Manager
Nursing Division of Medical Services

The Nursing Division of Medical Services provides medication support services and health promotion to consumers and their families at DBH’s outpatient behavioral health clinics and in specialty programs throughout San Bernardino County.

Additional services include outreach and engagement to link consumers to treatment and conducting clinical case reviews.

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Pamela Williams

Human Resources Officer
Human Resources Office

DBH’s Human Resources Office is responsible for ensuring that all DBH employees receive the benefits and compensation that they are entitled to, such as salary, worker’s compensations, short term disability and more.

The office also provides assistance to the department in interpreting personnel related rules, regulations and policies, such as the Memorandum of Understanding, Personnel Rules, and Standard Practice Manual and Labor Laws.

Lesford Duncan

Lesford Duncan, MPH

Cultural Competency Officer
Office of Cultural Competency and Ethnic Services
Office of Consumer and Family Affairs
Community Outreach and Education

The Office of Cultural Competency and Ethnic Services (OCCES) is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring cultural competency and humility throughout all levels of the department.

The Office of Consumer and Family Affairs (OCFA) provides assistance and support to consumers and their families by linking them to appropriate programs and services.

Community Outreach and Education (CORE) conducts countywide community-based educational activities with various cultural and ethnic groups to increase knowledge regarding behavioral health services and access to community resources.