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Executive Leadership at NCBHS

The leadership team at Northern California Behavioral Health System (NCBHS) are committed to excellence-driven, person-centered care.

We promote a culture of kindness, service, and healing to meet the diverse behavioral health needs of the communities they are honored to serve.

Executive Leadership - NCBHS

Meet our Leadership Team

Chad Hickerson, MAOD Chief Executive Officer - NCBHS

Chad Hickerson, MAOD

Chief Executive Officer
Chad Hickerson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Northern California Behavioral Health System (NCBHS) in January, 2021. He comes to Signature Healthcare Services, LLC with a depth of experience in public/private partnerships, and a dynamic vision for the future of Northern California’s behavioral health system of care.
Joseph Sison - Medical Director, SBHH

Joseph Sison, MD, DFAPA

Medical Director - SBHH
Dr. Joseph Sison is a physician specializing in general and child psychiatry. He completed his child psychiatry training at University of Maryland Medical Systems and graduated from UCLA School of Medicine.
Nan Herron - MD - Northern California Behavioral Health System

Nan Herron, MD

Medical Director - SRBHH
Dr. Nan Herron graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in Philosophy. She attended medical school at Brown University, and completed a “triple board” residency, combining pediatrics and child and adult psychiatry.
Oranefo Okolo

Oranefo Okolo, CPHQ, FACHE

Chief Operations Officer - SRBHH
Oranefo brings a significant breadth of experience as a senior healthcare executive in various healthcare settings. This includes physical and mental health facilities, private and public hospitals, a hospital system that provided medical education, a state Medicaid program and a managed care organization.
Clyde Smith, B.S., M.S.N., R.N.-BC System Chief Nursing Officer - NCBHS

Clyde Smith, B.S., M.S.N., R.N.-BC

Interim Chief Operations Officer - SBHH
Clyde Smith is a psychiatric nurse leader with over 10 years of behavioral health experience. He is skilled in mental health crisis stabilization, behavioral healthcare program development as well as management, community outreach, safety, regulatory requirements, and budget management.
Kelly Stephens, MBA, LSSB Chief Financial Officer - NCBHS

Kelly Stephens, MBA, LSSB

System Chief Financial Officer
Kelly Stephens has in-depth experience in financial planning & analysis, performance improvement, and operations management. He brings 14 years of strong fiscal leadership and process improvement skills to his role as Chief Financial Officer for Northern California Behavioral Health System.

Jeffrey Wondoloski

System Director, Patient Services
As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC), Jeff brings over fifteen years of clinical and behavioral healthcare management experience in Missouri, Arizona and California.
Daniel Garcia - Director, Outpatient Services

Daniel Garcia, MS, LMFT

Director, Outpatient Services - SRBHH
Daniel earned a dual B.A. from California State University Fresno in Social Work and Chicano Studies. He then earned his Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix.
Ryan Davis - System Director, Human Resources

Ryan Davis

System Director, Human Resources
Since 2020, Ryan has been the Director of Human Resources at Santa Rosa Behavioral Healthcare Hospital and recently moved into the role of System Director, Human Resources for the Northern California Behavioral Health System.
David Roth - Medical Director, Outpatient Services


Associate Medical Director, Outpatient Services - SRBHH
David E. Roth MD became the Medical Director of the Outpatient Center at Santa Rosa Behavioral Healthcare Hospital in 2021. He brings 25 years of experience to our program, along with his passion for patient care.

Erica Dratte, MSW

Director, Clinical Services - SRBHH
Erica’s breadth of expertise spans more than 20 years of successful behavioral healthcare and leadership experience. She earned her Bachelor of Professional Studies in Public Communications from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York and her Master of Science degree in Clinical Social Work from the Silver School of Social Work at New York University in New York.
Sesali Storm Thrasher - NCBHS - MSW, PPS, LCSW

Sesali Storm Thrasher, MSW, PPS, LCSW

Director, Clinical Services - SBHH
Sesali earned her B.A. in Social Work from California State University Sacramento and her M.A. in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health at California State University, Chico.

The Heart of NCBHS  – Our Hospital Staff

Our clinical team includes board-certified psychiatrists, internists, licensed therapists, registered nurses, counselors, and other healthcare professionals all dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our patients.

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Patient-Centered Care

Kindness. Service. Healing.

NCBHS recognizes that each patient is an individual with unique treatment needs. From day one, our patients take an active role in their recovery process, working with their team to build a treatment plan that meets their clinical and therapeutic goals.

Learn more about why patients and their families choose NCBHS.

Looking for a rewarding career in mental healthcare?

Working for NCBHS means you value teamwork, share a drive to be the leader in behavioral health care, and have a passion for providing outstanding customer service. Learn more about the growth opportunities and ongoing education offered at NCBHS.

Get in Touch

We’re ready to answer your questions about our mental health services, discuss treatment options, or schedule an appointment for a free and confidential assessment. Let us know how we can help.

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