CSH is pleased to announce that Lisa Castro has been chosen as the new Director to lead our work in the State of Texas. Lisa will be responsible for managing partnerships with state agencies and local communities in order to improve capacity throughout the state to house and support vulnerable populations. This will include advocacy to influence policy and system changes as well as increasing the capacity of the supportive housing industry in the state of Texas.
"We feel fortunate to have someone with Lisa’s extensive background in healthcare leadership join our team," Offered Katrina Van Valkenburgh, CSH Managing Director in the Central Region. "She has been able to deliver as an innovator who brought managed care and behavioral health providers together to improve service delivery and reduce recidivism among patients with a history of over utilization."
Most recently, Lisa served as Executive Director of Clinical Services at West Oaks Hospital, a UHS hospital, in Houston. Prior to that, she was tasked with oversight of Star Plus Medicaid consumers for United Behavioral Health, now Optum. She has worked significantly in psychiatric clinical care, mental health and substance use services. She has obtained an MBA in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University, and an MSW from Hunter College, CUNY, in New York.
Lisa is based in the CSH Houston office and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-250-8960.