Monday, August 15, 2011

Dr. Gary Zomalt’s contributions to the development of California’s welfare and healthcare industries

From Gary Zomalt

Dr. Gary Zomalt has only one goal: to be a leader and collaborator in transforming the lives of communities, families, and individuals. He has used this principle throughout his career to help people overcome welfare problems and for him to succeed in his personal pursuits – and he did.

From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Zomalt served as the East and South Regional Manager and Program Manager at the San Diego County Mental Health Services Department. He supervised a 15-member management team on a budget of $12M.

In 1997, Dr. Zomalt led the implementation of Best Practices using the California Children’s System of Care Grant. The following year, he was assigned to become the Executive Director of the City & County of San Francisco Mental Health Services. Dr. Gary Zomalt also led the implementation of the Family Mosaic Project, one of the seven Robert Wood Johnson Child and Family Wraparound Programs nationwide. He continued serving the institution until 2001.

Gary Zomalt Photo Credit: yepy_hardi

The under-funded and poorly performing Fresno County Department of Children and Family Services (CFS) was rapidly reenergized by Dr. Zomalt when he handled an executive position during its rehabilitation. Anchored on a $125M budget and employing a six-member management team, the department recovered from its loss and became a top-tier organization.

Dr. Zomalt is currently the Strategic Consultant and owner of the 3R Counseling and Consulting Company. Founded in 2006, the firm provides psychotherapy training and consultation for mental health and social service providers throughout the Bay Area in California.

Gary Zomalt Photo Credit: Travis K.

More details about Dr. Gary Zomalt are available at his Facebook page.