Amanda Pyper, MFT, has served as Santa Maria Regional Manager since April 2016. Ms. Pyper is licensed as Marriage and Family Therapist.  She received a Master's in Public Administration from Cal State Northridge and received a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  She has served as a Program Manager with Casa Pacifica's SAFTY program and as an Adult Services Manager with Ventura County Behavioral Health Services.  She also conducted crisis assessment and intervention for clients in the Cottage Hospital Emergency Room and provided admission assessments for the voluntary psychiatric inpatient unit.