F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E
CASA PACIFICA CENTERS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
A California Non-profit 501(C)(3)
Contact: Carrie Hughes
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Casa Pacifica Adds Internationally Renowned Neuropsychologist as Chief Operating Officer
Camarillo, CA – Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Paul Baker, Ph.D. to its executive leadership team in the role of Chief Operating Officer. Baker is a world-renown expert in the field of child neuropsychology. CEO Shawna Morris welcomes Baker to her executive team, “We are thrilled to have an expert in the field of children’s mental health join our team. Over the past few years we have assembled the top talents in the fields of children’s mental health, education and clinical practices, philanthropy, financial performance, risk management, and human resources. Paul’s expertise will be an invaluable addition as we continue developing some of the highest-quality and most comprehensive programs for the children, youth, and families we serve every day.”
Baker, also enthusiastic about his new role, commented saying, “I look forward to collaborating with the amazing staff at Casa Pacifica. Together we can shape the future of our clients by instilling hope, motivation, transformation, and resilience!”
Baker holds a Ph.D. in Neuropsychology and an MBA in Human Resources, emphasizing in strategic planning and is currently completing a Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis. He has had a far-reaching career beginning in education. He served as a special education teacher, school principal and regional director of psychoeducational programs that served children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges and those on the autism spectrum.
Following his time in education, Paul became a Clinical Director for Allambi Care in Newcastle, Australia, which provides child, youth, and adult services in intensive residential treatment, therapeutic foster care, developmental disabilities and prevention and restoration support. He is the author of three books, The Hopeful Brain, The Minded Brain and Better Behavior…Positively! In addition, he developed The PersonBrain Model: a NeuroTransactional Framework currently used in nineteen countries around the world.
Paul has recently served as National Director of Clinical Services for Key Assets Canada and CEO of Accentra Behavioral and Educational Services, providing domestic and international consultation for program improvement to residential and health care providers.
Personally, Paul served as a foster carer to 29 youth and adoptive parent to four boys. He enjoys tennis, camping, travel, and spending time with his family.
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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.