Liz completes her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from California State University, Sacramento Spring 2021. She also holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from San Diego State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from William Jessup University. Liz brings together direct service and health policy research experience.
For the last four years, Liz has provided direct mental health service in various community settings throughout the greater Sacramento Region. Liz delivered mental health services funded by the Mental Health Service Act for Medicaid recipients through a community-based organization, Turning Point Community Programs Inc. She assisted individuals transitioning out of jail, psychiatric hospitals and homelessness by providing intensive case management and crisis-oriented intervention. Liz also briefly served as the Mental Health Court Liaison for this community-based agency in Placer County, thus gaining more field-based understanding of the unique challenges facing county courts, jails and health delivery services. More recently, Liz has interned with the City of Sacramento Police Department and Marshall Medical Center in Placerville as she completes her MSW degree. In addition, Liz worked as a research associate for the California Rural Indian Health Board, and as a research associate contracted through University of California, Davis for the Department of State Hospitals.