UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITY: San Francisco State University
GRADUATE DEGREE/UNIVERSITY: Ph.D. Psychology/University of Maryland
Director of Training and Staff Development, Bayless Health Care Group
Clinical Supervisor, Lighthouse Project for High Risk Youth
Vice President and Consulting Clinical Director, Youth Services International
“The York community very much influenced my view of the world and, not only what I subsequently chose as a career field, but more importantly, why and how.”
Jon has dedicated his career to improving the mental health and well-being of underserved and at-risk populations. Currently, Jon wears several hats for Bayless Health Care Group in Phoenix: As director of Training and Staff Development he provides lectures and directs training for behavioral health staff, master’s degree interns, and doctoral students in Social Work, Counseling, and Clinical Psychology. He is also clinical supervisor of the Lighthouse Project for high-risk youth in the Phoenix metro area, which addresses an array of behavioral and mood disorders, and substance-related dependency and addictions. Jon also serves as clinical director of the Maravilla Care Center, a long-term care and geriatric residential facility.
Earlier in his career, Jon worked with Youth Services International (YSI) in Sarasota, Florida where he developed and implemented their signature Strategic Model of interventions addressing youth with patterns of delinquent violence, sexual behavior, and substances abuse. He continues to serve as the vice president and consulting clinical director for YSI.
Jon has served in leadership roles on numerous committee and commissions including the Tucson Domestic Violence Commission, the State of Arizona’s Protocol Panel for the Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders, the Board of the Arizona Sexual Assault Network and on the advisory board of the federal government’s Human Resource Services Administration Domestic Violence Prevention and Education project.
Jon’s service to his community has not gone unnoticed. He is the recipient of the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for his work in family violence prevention and education and he also received Arizona’s Martin Luther King Memorial Award for Community Service and Education.