Big news for system of care devotees. Jim Wotring has accepted a position as the new Deputy Director of Behavioral Health for our Nations Capitol, The District of Columbia. In his new role, he will oversee children and adult behavioral health services including prevention/early intervention, specialty care initiatives, policy development, data and performance management. Jim will bring his knowledge of systems change to the Department as they work to improve behavioral health services and supports.
Jim most recently was at the helm of the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health, based out of the Georgetown Child Development Center. Before the National TA Center, Jim served the state of Michigan as head of child mental health services.
Jim has an extensive history and knowledge of what it takes to develop successful family and youth mental health programs. It looks like the District of Columbia got a good one!
Congratulations Jim. The entire CMHNetwork family wishes you well in your new position. Now get busy and write us a Morning Zen piece on coming attractions for the District of Columbia!