I’m happy to announce that we’ve been able to draft Pat Benchik to serve as our new Assistant Director for Behavioral Health Services. 

Pat’s had a long career in behavioral health here in Arizona.  He started his career in the 1980s working as an administrator at La Frontera in Tucson.  He worked at the Pima County Regional Behavioral Health Authority in the early 1990s doing contract administration.  Pat was the President and CEO of COPE Community Services, Inc. from 1992 – 2009…  where he transformed a small behavioral health provider organization with a negative fund balance into one of the largest and most successful behavioral health provider organizations in Southern Arizona. 

Pat has most recently served as a Pima County Behavioral Health Administrator where he has been responsible for development, administration and oversight of Pima County behavioral health care programs and initiatives- promoting recovery and resiliency through integrated health and health promotion strategies.  He earned a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the U of A and has a BA in Psychology from St. Louis University.

He’ll be joining our team on September 17th…  welcome to the Transformation Express.