Alice Gleghorn, Ph.D., assumed the position of Director of the Department of Behavioral Wellness in December 2014. Prior to coming to Santa Barbara County, she served as the Deputy Director of Community Behavioral Health Services at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Dr. Gleghorn received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida, and completed her internship and a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychiatry at UC San Diego.
She joined Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in 1989 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Gleghorn has worked for the SFDPH for over a decade, first at the AIDS Office with homeless youth in the CDC-AESOP grant, then with Community Substance Abuse Services leading the Treatment on Demand evaluation, the Practice Improvement Collaborative grants, and the "Bridging the Gap" harm reduction conferences.
She was the Executive Director of the Office-Based Opiate Treatment (OBOT) and Mobile Methadone Treatment (Methadone Van) programs and facilitated the CBHS Integration Advisory Committee. As Deputy Director, Dr. Gleghorn oversaw the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act and the continued integration of mental health and substance abuse services at CBHS.
In 2016 Dr. Gleghorn received a Nyswander-Dole Award from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence for her extraordinary work and service in the opioid treatment field.