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Our Partners

This project is possible due to our partners, grantees, and participants.

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A Joint Effort by the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions and Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. and funded by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Community Services Division, Federal Grants Branch.

Let us meet the team.

The YOR California Project is led by a talented and diverse group of faculty, coaches, and subject matter experts who together offer decades of experience in the field and a deep commitment to working with systems, communities, families, youth, and individuals challenged by opioid and stimulant use disorders.

  • Victor Kogler

    Victor Kogler is VP of CIBHS. Mr. Kogler has worked in the substance use disorder field in California since 1972. He served as Alcohol and Drug Program Administrator of Santa Barbara County for twenty years and is a past president of the County Alcohol and Drug Programs Administrators Association of California. Mr. Kogler had been…

  • Deborah (Deb) Werner

    Deb Werner, senior program director at AHP, has worked with federal, state, and community-based agencies to create effective treatment and recovery services for 30+ years. She served as the director for SAMHSA’s Women, Children and Families TA & Training Center for ten years. Deb is committed to supporting youth toward recovery, instilling hope, building skills…

  • Louise Nieto

    M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego, CA Double Major/B.S. in Psychology and B.S. in Family and Human Development, University of Utah Louise has over 20 years of clinical leadership experience within behavioral health, healthcare, and government organizations. Her work spans three states, Washington, Oregon, and California, and includes the…

  • Ashlye Durrell

    Ashlye Durrell is a Senior Associate at CIBHS. Educated at Hampton University, an HBCU, she passionately champions equity and works to reduce health disparities in marginalized communities. Since its inception, Ashlye has been integral to the YOR project and other state and federally funded initiatives. As a Subject Matter Expert (SME), she focuses on incorporating…

  • Amanda Helguera

    Amanda Helguera serves as a program associate at AHP. Amanda is a social work professional with experience working in youth development, mental health, and community development. Throughout her career, she has provided direct services to at-promised youth and adults and has cultivated community partnerships and engagement in violence reduction efforts. She has experience in trauma-informed…

  • Elizabeth Stanley-Salazar

    Liz Stanley-Salazar has served as a leader, program administrator, policy analyst, and clinician in behavioral health care for more than 35 years. She led Phoenix Houses of California’s Adolescent Treatment Continuum, providing integrated substance use and mental health services. She consults with CIBHS, Health Management Associates, and other clients. She also serves as a Senior…

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Sacramento, CA 95833

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