Social Work Practice

Blue Basin, Inc., Chief Executive Officer & Principal Consultant
Provide clinical, fiscal and administrative consulting and business services for behavioral health organizations throughout Texas.  Develop and implement marketing/outreach plans for social service organizations.  Resource development, grant writing and private and governmental contract negotiation.  Assist with Medicaid and commercial insurance credentialing and contracting. Facilitate licensing for Addiction Treatment Centers through Texas Department of State Health Services.  Provide corporate compliance services in for-profit medical facilities.  Prepare organization for CARF and Joint Commission accreditation and assist them with maintaining 

BHC Training, LLC, Principal Director & Owner
Developer, owner and operator for midsize Learning Management System for addiction treatment providers.  Manage LMS, design all content, and assist subscribers with information to further their careers. 

Behavioral Health Alliance of Texas, Chief Executive Officer
Provide clinical, fiscal and administrative oversight of multi-million dollar 501 (c)(3).

Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Provider Compliance and Oversight
Managed regional office and supervise multi-disciplinary professionals.  Supervised financial, administrative and programmatic auditing and investigation activities. Organized, planned, coordinated, and reviewed work of auditing staff.  Developed and implemented audit programs and tools.  Coordinated and monitored statewide audit projects.  Verified administrative and statistical records, management information data, internal controls, provider operations and procedures, and client services and accounting records.  Provided training to agency staff regarding audit projects. Reviewed agency program/fiscal audits for completeness, compliance with auditing standards, uniformity in method and adherence to departmental and governmental standards.  Reviewed and interpreted new audit regulations, Attorney General’s opinions, and departmental rules and regulations affecting audit operations. Analyzed and evaluated auditing operations and procedures.  Participate in agency committee such as clinical oversight, rules revisions, financial assessments, cost allocations, provider budgeting and staff training.  Thoroughly developed knowledge of OMB circulars, uniform grants and management system (UGMS), yellow book auditing requirements, federal block grant requirements and other relate federal and state laws.

Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services, Social Service Program Consultant
Represented the State of Texas as guardian for aging out CPS clients and for the elderly and disabled of the 12 counties surrounding Harris County.  Manage multi-million dollar estates of incapacitated person under the care of Department.  Management of multiple properties and other tangible assets.  Coordinated social and health care services for clients.  Conducted competency evaluations and made recommendations to the court.  Prepared monthly, quarterly and yearly reports to the court on client financial status and well-being.  Developed and maintained communication with public officials, professionals in the community, civil and criminal courts.  

MHMRA of Harris County, Clinical Social Worker
Worked in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary treatment team to provide outpatient mental health care (counseling, case management, psychosocial training) to individuals with severe psychiatric disorders.  Clinical specialist persons with co-morbid medical and/or addictive disorders.  

DePelchins Childrens Home, Residential Unit Supervisor
Supervised and coordinated direct care staff for a children’s residential treatment program at three locations. Developed and coordinated therapeutic programming and recreational
activities.  Coordinated crisis team for all residential programs.  Coordinated with area business for donations of services to better meet the children’s physical and social needs.

Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services, Adult Protective Services
Assessed and investigated allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly and disabled persons. Monitored and evaluated the Emergency Client Services Fund.  Designed and conducted an agency wide program evaluation of the ECS program, presented recommendations to the agency on the management of the fund.  Conducted MHMRA facility investigations, made recommendations to MHMRA of Harris County regarding management and safety of clients in state funded programs.  

Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services, Children’s Protective Services
Assessed and investigated allegations of child sexual abuse in the community and on area military bases.  Conducted forensic interviews, family assessments, and evidence gathering.  Coordinated intensive family preservation services.  Monitored perpetrators of sex abuse and at risk children.  Conducted offender groups and intensive counseling with families.  Coordinated victim service with the police, District Attorney, military personnel and other community.  Reviewed military investigations to ensure compliance with Texas Family Code. Interpreted and implemented the State and Federal Penal Code, Texas Family Law Code and US Military regulation.