EL 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 childrenâ€™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.
â€œEach member of this group has impressive credentials and vast experience in serving our community,â€ Behavioral Health Services Director Michael Horn said in a statement. â€œThe assets they bring to our mission of improving and growing care options throughout Imperial County cannot be overstated.â€