Chief Operations Officer
Vanessa is proud to be a native Tucsonan and a 30-year veteran of the behavioral health industry. Vanessa was previously president and chief executive officer of Community Partners, Inc. a comprehensive integrated behavioral health services provider in Arizona. She also served in leadership capacity as the chief operating officer at Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, a past Regional Behavioral Health Authority. She has extensive clinical experience in the delivery of behavioral health therapeutic services, crisis response and treatment program development. Vanessa received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Northern Arizona University and earned her master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University. She is an independently licensed clinical social worker and is a certified professional in health care quality. Vanessa serves as a member of the Community Advisory Board for ASU’s School of Social Work, Tucson component and is a board member for The Haven, a non-profit women’s recovery center in Tucson.