We’re starting our Fall lineup with the Interim and Deputy Directors of SCC Behavioral Health Services and Valley Medical Center’s COO-Behavioral Health Services. They will discuss how COVID-19 has affected the mental health system and its programs, and how they are working together to improve systems of care.
Sherri Terao, Interim Director, Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department (SCCBHSD)
Sherri Terao has worked for SCCBHSD for 10 years. She has held roles in the Children’s System of Care as Division Director and Deputy Director prior to being appointed Interim Director of the Department. Before joining Santa Clara County, Sherri worked as Program Director and Chief Program Officer for FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. Sherri has held roles as a clinical provider of mental health services for children and youth in foster care, has developed and directed child and family serving prevention and treatment programs in community-based organizations and has conducted evaluation and outcome research at the University of Chicago.
Todd Landreneau, MSW, Ph.D, Deputy Director, Managed Care Services, SCCBHSD
Dr. Todd Landreneau has been employed by Santa Clara County for about six years during which time he has held numerous Health and Hospital System leadership positions. Over the past 25 years, Todd has held a number of positions in healthcare settings—both as a clinician and healthcare management consultant. In addition to his employment at SCC and Kaiser, Todd has held positions at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and WebMD. Todd received his PhD from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, a Master’s in Social Work from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Curtis Ohashi, Ph.D, SCC Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) Chief Operating Officer–Behavioral Health Services
Dr. Curtis Ohashi joined SCVMC in January with over 25 years of executive leadership experience, with a strong operational background in both mental health and substance abuse programs and services. With a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology and having served as CEO at various acute psychiatric facilities in both the public and private sectors, with experience in managing inpatient and outpatient services for diverse populations, Dr. Ohashi brings a wealth of knowledge in advancing Valley Medical Center’s ability to better serve patients & families.