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(PHOENIX – July 31, 2019) – Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health, today announced that Michelle Griffith, a human resources leader with extensive HR experience, has been named the new vice president of human resources. Griffith is a change and transformational HR leader focused on integrating the people strategy with the business strategy to effectively drive organizational performanSBce and goals. She began her appointment on July 15th.

“Michelle has dedicated her career to improving the lives of the people in her care,” said president and CEO of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Steven Sheets. “Her experience in implementing state-of-the-art HR systems that not only meet strategic goals but also enhance employees’ lives will be an asset to our organization. We look forward to the leadership that she will bring to this critical role.”

Griffith was most recently senior director of human resources for UMOM New Day Centers. Additional experience includes leadership positions at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health and Trench Safety Equipment Corporation.

“I’m thrilled to be working with an organization that is committed to transforming lives,” said Michelle Griffith. “I’m looking forward to doing my part in shaping the future of behavioral and health services through employee engagement, talent acquisition and development.”

About Southwest Behavioral & Health Services

Incorporated in 1974 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services provides services in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties. Our Mission: “We inspire people to feel better and reach their potential. Through helping people discover their strengths, we improve our communities.” SB&H offers an array of programs to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve. These include outpatient mental health treatment and psychiatric services including medication monitoring; assistance for persons with addictions; intensive inpatient care for persons in crisis; residential housing, in-home and supported housing services; prevention services, community outreach and school-based counseling; services throughout the lifespan for members with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); and four opioid replacement clinics throughout the state that are working tirelessly to save lives and help alleviate the statewide crisis. More recently, integrated care and value based contracting have been initiated to offer a more flexible and culturally sensitive approach to clients served and resolve the historical challenges of fragmented care. For more information on SB&H, please visit www.sbhservices.org.

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