Imperial County Behavioral Health Services has named three long-time staff members as its deputy directors.


Behavioral Health Logo.BMPEL CENTRO – The three include Leticia Plancarte-Garcia, who oversees children and adolescent outpatient services; Cindy Guz, of youth and young adult services; and Francisco Ortiz, deputy director for adult services.

Plancarte-Garcia has worked with children and adolescents since joining Behavioral Health in 1991, a press release stated. A Calexico native, she previously was a senior behavioral health manager since 2005. In her new position she is supervising five children’s clinics and four school-based programs.

Guz is a Brawley native who joined the department in 1997 as a case manager. In 2012 she was named head of youth and young adult services, where she will continue.

Ortiz has been with the department since 1989. He was named a manager in 2001 and a senior manager in 2005. He also has a medical degree in Mexico and until recently worked weekends as an emergency room physician at a hospital in Mexicali.

In his new position he is overseeing expansion and improvement of adult clinics that bring services to broader areas of the county, the press release stated.

“Each member of this group has impressive credentials and vast experience in serving our community,” Behavioral Health Services Director Michael Horn said in a statement. “The assets they bring to our mission of improving and growing care options throughout Imperial County cannot be overstated.”