Crystal Ramirez, MFT, PhD, was appointed Regional Manager for Santa Barbara in January 2016 after serving as interim Regional Manager beginning September 2015. She began work with Santa Barbara County in 2011 and has served in multiple roles including  Team Supervisor at CARES South and lead clinician for the Homeless Outreach team and Justice Alliance. She holds a Marriage and Family Therapy license and has completed extensive training in clinical supervision. She obtained her PhD at Pacifica Graduate Institute, writing her dissertation on the subjective experiences of people with psychotic disorders. This research has been presented at an international professional conference  and has been accepted for presentation at a domestic conference in 2016.