Departmental Objective

The Staff Development and Training Department supports the facility’s vision of serving as the region’s center of excellence in the treatment of serious mental illness and its mission of assisting people in their recovery by developing and sustaining a well-trained, highly competent workforce. The Training Department works collaboratively with departments across the facility to provide quality educational and learning experiences to assure continuous staff development. The Department directs, organizes, and provides orientation and in-service programs to facility staff, other state employees, and the public at large.

Merle Obregon

Director of Staff Development and Training


Patricia Evans

Executive Assistant to Staff Development and Training