I am pleased to officially welcome Jennifer Alsina to the position of Deputy Director of Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Services (SUDRS) effective September 11, 2021.
Ms. Alsina earned her addiction studies certificate at San Bernardino Valley College, a Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu, and a Master of Business Administration at the University of Redlands. Ms. Alsina also completed the Department’s Leadership Development Program and San Bernardino County’s Management Leadership Academy.
Ms. Alsina began her career with the County in 2007 as a Public Service Employee with the Office of Cultural Competence & Ethnic Services (OCCES). She promoted to a Social Worker II the following year. In 2011, she promoted to a Staff Analyst I and in 2013 she promoted to a Mental Health Education Consultant in OCCES. In 2013, she oversaw Alcohol and Drug Services as an acting Program Manager I and promoted to Program Manager I in 2014.
As a Program Manager I, Ms. Alsina started the Family Stabilization Program, a collaboration between the Department and the Transitional Assistance Department. Ms. Alsina also has collaborated with community based and County partners to implement Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) services, share best practices and improve quality of care. Ms. Alsina served as an interim Program Manager II in 2019 and then promoted to a Program Manager II in 2020.
Ms. Alsina has continued to oversee SUDRS Administration including all Department of Health Care Services monitoring, DMC-ODS EQRO and the DMC-OD NACT, Cal-WORKS and Children and Family Services programs related to case management and SUD treatment as a Program Manager II.
Please join me in welcoming Ms. Alsina to her new assignment.
- Veronica Kelley, DSW
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