LACDMH Leadership Team

Executive Management

Connie D. Draxler, M.P.A.
Acting Chief Deputy Director

Curley L. Bonds, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

Key Leadership

Patty Choi headshot photo

Patty Choi, Esq.
Chief of Staff

Jacob Lam Headshot Photo

Jacob Lam
Chief Financial Strategist

Mary Barraza

Mary R. Barraza, L.C.S.W.
Sr. Deputy Director – Prevention and Child Well-Being Administration

Theion Perkins Headshot

Theion Perkins, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N.
Sr. Deputy Director – Outpatient Care Services Division

Jennifer Hunt

Jennifer Hunt, Psy.D.
Acting Sr. Deputy Director – Re-Entry Services Division

Amanda Ruiz, M.D.
Acting Sr. Deputy Director – Intensive Care Division

Gregory C. Polk

Anabel Rodriguez, L.C.S.W.
Deputy Director – Child Welfare Division

Gregory C. Polk

Maria Funk, Ph.D.
Deputy Director – Housing and Job Development Division

La Tina Jackson, L.C.S.W.
Deputy Director – Countywide Engagement Division

Miriam Brown, L.C.S.W.
Deputy Director – Emergency Outreach and Triage Division

Terri Boykins, L.C.S.W.
Deputy Director – Contract Management and Monitoring Division

Debbie Innes-Gomberg, Ph.D.
Deputy Director – Quality, Outcomes and Training Division

Robert Byrd, Psy.D.

Robert Byrd, Psy.D.
Deputy Director – Prevention Division

Robert Byrd, Psy.D.

Jaclyn Baucum
Deputy Director – Health Access and Integration

Kimberly Nall
Administrative Deputy

Mark Cheng

Mark Cheng
Chief Information Officer

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Tonica Robinson, DBH, LL.M.
Chief of Peer Services

Kalene Gilbert

Kalene Gilbert, L.C.S.W.
Mental Health Program Manager IV
Mental Health Services Act

Martin Jones, MSW, LCSW

Martin Jones, Jr., L.C.S.W.
Mental Health Program Manager IV
CARE Court

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Karen Zarsadiaz-Ige
Communications Manager

Last updated: 2/6/2024