Virtual Town Hall – June 18, 2020
Please email Ashley.Pittman@compassh.org if you would like to register for the Town Hall.
From challenge to opportunity:
Emerging from 2020 with a stronger community safety net
As a behavioral health provider, we see the effects of racism, discrimination, and trauma on mental health. The events of the past few weeks, in addition to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, reinforce the importance of community mental health services. At Compass Health, we are committed to serving the vulnerable members of our community, including those who are overlooked and underserved by traditional health systems.
Experts anticipate the next few months will bring a wave of evolving mental health needs, coupled with greater demand for community safety net services among those who have slipped into poverty or homelessness.
How is Compass Health – and our broader community safety net – prepared to meet these challenges?
Join Compass Health for a virtual town hall on Thursday, June 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. for a discussion with organization leaders on this important topic.
We’re driving forward with strategic initiatives and partnering with local officials and agencies to meet the evolving needs of our communities, today and into the future.
Learn more about:
- How recent medical, social and economic challenges may affect community members’ behavioral health needs in the future.
- Why community behavioral health care directly serves individuals who are especially vulnerable and at-risk for COVID-19 complications.
- Partnerships with local medical providers and first responders to alleviate burdens on local emergency departments, inpatient care settings and law enforcement.
- Resources to support children and families whose day-to-day lives have been impacted by school closures.
- The launch of a new mobile telehealth system, the Compass Health Bridge to connect virtually with our clients whenever and wherever they need us.
- Construction updates on our Broadway Redevelopment Project, designed support and integrate a full continuum of care region-wide.
As we prepare to engage with upcoming challenges and opportunities, join us to share in a conversation about the future of behavioral health.
About the presenters:
Compass Health, President / CEO
Tom Sebastian has been with Compass Health since 1987. He started at Compass Health as the Coordinator for the Crisis Respite Residential Program. Over the next eight years, Tom was promoted to Manager, Supervisor, and then in 1995, to the Director for Adult and Older Adult Extended Care Services in Snohomish County. He moved into the role of Associate Director for Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties in 2000 and was integral in the partnership and merge with Community Mental Health Services. Tom developed the role of Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all clinical services, in 2005. Tom then moved into the role of President and Chief Executive Officer in 2007.
As CEO, Tom directs and provides overall oversight for programs, services, and activities established by the Board of Directors. Tom and the Board work together to advance the services Compass Health provides to the community while creating a supportive work environment for all staff.
Compass Health, Chief Operating Officer
Stacey has been at Compass Health for over twenty years. She started her career as a clinician working with older adults, and eventually transitioned into management, first in the quality department and now as Chief Operating Officer. In her role as COO, Stacey serves as a champion for client experience, operational excellence, and compassionate care. She is responsible for the continuum of clinical services provided by the agency.
She received her undergraduate degree at Saint Martin’s College in Lacey, and is a graduate of Western Washington University’s Masters in Mental Health Counseling program. She is a licensed mental health counselor and a geriatric mental health specialist. In addition, she is a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer, and enjoys educating her community about behavioral health issues.
Compass Health, Chief Medical Officer
Camis Milam joined Compass Health as the first Chief Medical Officer in October 2017, and is responsible for all medical services and their integration with other clinical and social service functions of the organization.
Prior to moving to Washington, she had been Chief Medical Officer at the Center for Health Care Services covering Bexar County, Texas and Associate Professor/Chief Medical Officer at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she helped create and deliver integrated managed care projects for the Texas 1115 Medicaid waiver. Before succumbing to her passion for community mental health in 2002, Dr. Milam worked with the NASA/JSC astronaut corp. in her private practice in the Clear Lake/Houston area.
Camis is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. A native of South Texas and fifth generation physician, she and her menagerie are enjoying their new lives in the Evergreen State.
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