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Lisa L. Partaker, MS, CHES, PSS
32406 Avenue E, Yucaipa, CA. 92399
Cell (909) 790-9809 / Home (909) 641-6636
Mental Health Specialist, San Bernardino County Dept. of Behavioral Health
• Provided private professional case management...
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  1. 1. Lisa L. Partaker, MS, CHES, PSS 32406 Avenue E, Yucaipa, CA. 92399 Cell (909) 790-9809 / Home (909) 641-6636 Objective Field Coordinator (Far South Region) Profile • Lived experience as a mental health client/survivor and parent. • Ability to direct complex projects from concept to fully operational status. • Goal-oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities. • Organized, highly motivated, and detail-directed problem solver. • Proven ability to work in unison with peers, volunteers, line-staff, and executive staff. Education Ph.D. Candidate, Health Services: Health Promotion & Education/minor in Health Psychology, Walden University MS, Health Services Administration, High Honors BS, Health Science: Health Admin/Planning, Highest Honors and Departmental Honors California State University – San Bernardino Relevant Experience & Accomplishments Administration • Developed, completed, and presented several clinical and administrative quality assurance studies. • Analyzed and prepared organizational budget for a non-profit organization. • Documented policies and procedures for both healthcare and social service organizations. • Successfully prepared grant proposals for government and private funding (including MHSA-CSS ). Management/Supervision • Managed facility and supervised staff for community-based, non-profit agency. • Coordinated the accreditation process of community-based, non-profit organization, leading to full accreditation of services. • Trained, supervised and evaluated staff, coached improvement leadership, safety, and communication skills. Health Education/Advocacy • Coordinated and assisted in the development of community-based mental health education programs. • Presented and facilitated small group health education, motivation, and recovery sessions. • Educated and advocated for peers for the retention and maintenance of entitlements (SSI/SSDI). • Developed and facilitated curricula for peer-run support centers/clubhouses. Employment Program Manager/Management Analyst , Jefferson Transitional Programs, Riverside • Assisted in the implementation of the Peer Support Resource and Service Centers in Riverside County. • Provided CARF analysis and coordination for the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, resulting in full accreditation. • Reviewed and revised agency policies and procedures. • Administered and maintained the Homeless Management Information System on behalf of the agency. • Developed and facilitated recovery curricula for peers within the Center and use in the community. • Coordinated community anti-stigma and mental health education activities. 2006-2008
  2. 2. Mental Health Specialist, San Bernardino County Dept. of Behavioral Health • Provided private professional case management service for dependent adults. • Facilitated and assisted with the Supervised Treatment After Release program, including Mental Health Court advocacy. 2005-2006 Volunteer - Consumer Advocacy/Health Education Specialist, • Developed and coordinated health education, recovery, and self-advocacy program for community clubhouse. • Participated in the Mental Health Services Act planning process, including the preparation of the Consumer-Operated Peer-Support Services and Clubhouse Expansion project. • Supervised peers as professional colleagues. Mental Health Education and Accreditation Consultant, Jefferson Transitional Programs, Riverside • Provided assistance in various per diem activities, including, but not limited to policy and procedure review and revision. • Reviewed accreditation standards. • Educated staff regarding HIPAA and Social Security self-advocacy. 1999-2005 Programs Director/Administrative Specialist/Consumer Advocate • Provided consumer advocacy services. • Assisted with information systems and management analysis. • Coordinated and presented NAMI’s ‘In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness’. • Coordinated and mentored NAMI’s ‘Peer-to-Peer’ recovery program. • Assisted the CEO in various duties. Community Involve ment Riverside County Department of Mental Health, Anti-Stigma Campaign Committee - member San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, Mental Health Services Act – Consumer Council, Children’s Workgroup, TAY Workgroup, Adult Workgroup, Education and Training Workgroup California Network of Mental Health Clients, member Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, member NAMI, member Cal-MEND, Consumer Health Education Consultant Credential s, Certific ates, and Awards Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Certified Peer Support Specialist Proactive Consumer Mental Health Provider/Staff Member of the Year Outstanding Mental Health Advocate References Lauretta Ross, PFA III – (909) 421-9300 Office of Consumer and Family Affairs, San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health 850 East Foothill Blvd Rialto, CA 92376 Kathi Stringer Sue Moreland, CEO – (951) 686-5484 Jefferson Transitional Programs Other References Available Upon Request