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ADMHS Names New Director

A Massachusetts official is the new director of the county's Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services.

Ann Detrick has been named director of the county Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services  by county Chief Executive Officer Mike Brown.

 “We are very fortunate to have someone of Dr. Detrick’s professional abilities and expert background to be joining our executive leadership team,” Brown said Oct. 24. 

Detrick has worked as deputy commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health  as well other behavioral and mental health agencies. She holds a doctorate in social psychology from the University of Massachusetts.

In Santa Barbara, Detrick will oversee a staff of about 330 employees and an annual operating budget of $73 million. Her first day on the job will be Jan. 2.

Doug Barton, the department’s interim director, will continue in his capacity until Detrick begins her new duties.

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