Dr. H. Westley Clark Joins Stellar Team as Newest Member of Felton Institute’s Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 25, 2015) — Felton Institute is proud to announce that Dr. H. Westley Clark, Dean’s Executive Professor of Public Health at Santa Clara University, in Santa Clara, California, is the newest member of Felton’s Board of Directors. Dr. Clark’s lifetime of dedication to the improvement of health, particularly in the areas of addiction and recovery, are in direct alignment with the Felton Institute’s mission of responding to human needs by providing cutting edge, evidence-based social services that transform lives.

Dr. Clark’s numerous awards include the 2013 Life Time Achievement Award from the American Public Health Association, the 2013 Public Policy Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the 2011 Gold Key Award from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Award in 2004 and 2006.

“Our Felton Institute Board enthusiastically welcomes Dr. Clark, as it’s been an exciting time for collaboration,” said Lisa Loughney, Board Chair, and Senior Vice President and Strategic Planning Manager at Wells Fargo Bank. “Recent examples include the National Council of Behavioral Health award to Felton’s PREP Program Peer Coordinator, the hosting of four Genius Bars at the National Council Conference, the appointment of Felton’s Senior Division Director to San Francisco’s Long Term Care Coordinating Council, and our Back on Track Program’s inspiring graduation. Dr. Clark’s expertise will be a great asset to our organization.”

The full Felton Board includes Zeena Altamimi, Marketing Director, Shaklee Corporation; Dale Butler, Consultant, Labor and Public Sector Relations; Michael N. Hofman, Executive Vice President, Janet Moyer Landscaping; Terry M. Limpert, Organizational Consultant; Elisabeth Madden; Amelia Morris, Director, Brandes Investment Partners L.P.; Rowena Nery, Evaluation Consultant; Eric Severson, former SVP of Global Talent Solutions, Gap; Will Smiley, Director, Commercial, Medical Affairs and Global Product Strategy Staffing, Genentech; Matthew H. Snyder, Principal, Ernst & Young; Amy Solliday, Vice President, Old Navy Store Operations; and Chris Thiele, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, McKesson.

Felton Institute was founded in 1889 by Katharine “Kitty” Felton, with the mandate that children and families in crisis must have access to social services and resources in order to help them build upon their inherent strengths and develop self-sufficiency. For more than 125 years, it has been a leader in innovative mental health and social service programs for all. www.felton.org

About Felton’s PREP Program
Felton’s Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP) program provides services in five Northern and Central California Counties: Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Joaquin, and Monterey. A rigorous, data driven program using five evidence-based practices in synergy, PREP’s comprehensive treatment approach includes care management, educational & vocational counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp), algorithm guided medication management, and individual and family group therapy.

About Back on Track
The Back on Track Program (BOT) was created by Kamala Harris during her tenure as District Attorney of San Francisco. It is a prosecutor led, re-entry model focused on preventing recidivism among non-violent first time offenders. The program requires a minimum 12 month commitment that provides therapy, educational, career, parenting, health and community goal training with each participant creating a personal responsibility plan with their case-managers and a plan of care (POC) with their Felton Institute therapist to help achieve his or her goals.


For more information, contact: communications@felton.org or 415-474-7310 ext. 458.