LACDMH Leadership Team

Executive Management

Connie D. Draxler, M.P.A.

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

Curley L. Bonds, M.D.

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


Elan Shultz
Chief of Policy and Strategy

Theion Perkins Headshot

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

Mary Barraza

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

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

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

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

Martin Jones, MSW, LCSW

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

Tonica Robinson headshot photo

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

Kalene Gilbert

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

Karen Zarsadiaz-Ige headshot photo

Karen Zarsadiaz-Ige
Communications Manager

Mark Cheng

Mark Cheng
Chief Information Officer

Kimberly Nall
Administrative Deputy

Last updated: 6/03/2024