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CASA PACIFICA CENTERS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
A California Non-profit 501(C)(3)
Contact: Carrie Hughes
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Casa Pacifica Adds Chief Clinical Officer to Executive Team
Camarillo, CA – Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Kimberly Bennett, Ph.D. to Chief Clinical Officer. Bennett previously held the role of Regional Director of Ventura County Services.
CEO Shawna Morris said, “Kim’s leadership and clinical skills combined with her heart for serving youth and their families are a precious resource to Casa Pacifica, our communities, and those we serve every day. In her new role, she will ensure we are consistently providing the high-quality programs and services our children and families deserve.”
Bennett echoed similar sentiments saying, “I am delighted to serve in this new role and to continue supporting the youth and families in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.”
Bennett joined Casa Pacifica in 2011 as Assistant Director of Community Based Services, overseeing Casa Pacifica’s community programs in Ventura County including Wraparound services, Therapeutic Behavioral Services, Intensive In-Home Behavioral Health Services, and the Foster Family Agency. Bennett has worked with youth in a variety of community-based, in-home settings in Los Angeles and Ventura County for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate and graduate work at the State University of New York at Stony Brook prior to receiving an additional masters and doctorate at the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles.
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Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for foster or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Its mission is to restore hope, enhance resilience, and strengthen community connections for children, young adults and families at the most challenging times of their lives. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers a number of community-based programs designed to strengthen families and keep children in their homes and communities. Casa Pacifica is also a foster family agency, which recruits and trains families for potential placement with a foster youth. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.