By way of San Francisco’s Department of Public Health, Dr. Alice Gleghorn was appointed director of Santa Barbara Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) by the County Board of Supervisors this week. Gleghorn will take over for Public Health Director Dr. Takashi Wada, who had served as ADMHS’s interim leader since 2012. Previously beset by financial and organizational issues, county staffers were pleased to report earlier this year that the department — with 400 employees and a $106.8 million budget — has made great strides in its ongoing comeback. Gleghorn is set to start 12/8.


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