Leadership Officials for the WestCare Orgranization

Richard (Dick) Steinberg, Chief Executive Officer/ President

From his earliest days working at the local YMCA, Mr. Steinberg has simply been interested in helping people build better lives. As a Clinical Specialist in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in South Vietnam, Dick demonstrated leadership abilities early in his career. In addition to supervising Army personnel, facilities and programs, he developed a Substance Abuse Program for his battalion as well as Medical Civic Action Projects assisting elders, women and children in the villages. Returning stateside, Dick worked as an Educational Therapy Assistant in the Long Beach Veterans' Hospital. There he arranged educational programs for patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and/or substance abuse.

In 1978, Mr. Steinberg joined Fitzsimmons House, a therapeutic community treatment program in Las Vegas, NV, and, a year later, became the Director. Fitzsimmons House began to grow and expanded operations on Mt. Charleston at the historic Harris Springs Ranch. Under Dick's leadership as President/CEO, early growth also included service expansion in Arizona and California becoming what is now known as WestCare. In Las Vegas, WestCare added the woman's and children's campus on Rancho Drive and a crises triage and de-tox center in downtown.

Today, Dick continues to lead WestCare operating all aspects of WestCare Foundation, Inc., including board development, program design and implementation, fiscal and legal matters, services and protocols, resource development and community relations. Under his tenure as President/CEO, WestCare has grown to be one of the nation's largest, nonprofit organizations addressing the broad array of health, wellness and human services. WestCare's current operations exist in over one-hundred-thirty facilities expanding across seventeen states, the U. S Virgin Islands and the pacific islands of Guam, the Northern Marianas, the Marshall Islands, the Confederated States of Micronesia, Palau and American Samoa.

As Mr. Steinberg has responded to the ever-expanding need for services, particularly among under-served/under-represented populations, he has also made significant contributions to the profession and is a recognized leader his field. He is Past President of Treatment Communities of America (TCA), a member of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, American Correctional Association, National Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors, Western States Youth Services Network, World Federation of Therapeutic Communities and the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions. Dick has served as appointee to SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Advisory Council, as well as the Forensic Addictions Corrections Treatment Board for the University of California San Diego Medical School.

Mr. Steinberg received his Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Nevada Las Vegas following a BA in Psychology from California State University Long Beach.

Peggy Quigg, Executive Vice President

Peggy Quigg is responsible for the oversight of all senior staff for nationwide operations in sixteen states and the two US territories of the Virgin Islands and the Pacific Islands (including Guam). She serves as the liaison for the WestCare Board of Directors. Peggy has over 25 years in the substance abuse field having first served as a volunteer on a local community anti-drug coalition. Her professional experience began in law enforcement and then service with the National Guard's Drug Demand Reduction Program. Peggy has executive leadership experience at both the state and federal level, serving as the executive director of a large, statewide not-for profit organization in Missouri and as a member of the senior management team at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and National Guard Bureau in Washington, DC.

Ken Ortbals, Chief Financial Officer / Chief Information Officer

Mr. Ken Ortbals is WestCare's Chief Information Officer (CIO). Ken leads the information management and electronic information technology (IT) division, which is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining WestCare's data infrastructure and information management systems, including the implementation of certified electronic healthcare record system. Ken joins WestCare from his position as the Chief Operating Officer and Technology Director of First Call in Kansas City, MO. First Call provides clinical, educational and prevention services to individuals and families in the Greater Kansas City area impacted by alcohol and drug addiction. Previously, Ken worked in the private sector managing major project implementations in the wireless communications industry for the multinational management, consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, ACCENTURE.

Robert Neri, Chief Clinical Officer

Robert L. Neri has been a member of the Sr. Management team with WestCare Foundation since 2001. He is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC) in the State of Florida and holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Vermont College. Mr. Neri is also a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP). Mr. Neri has over thirty years' experience working in the healthcare field and has been responsible for designing, overseeing and maintaining clinical operations of three non-profit substance abuse treatment providers in Florida. Throughout his career he has developed and managed residential therapeutic communities for adolescents and adults. In addition to his work with WestCare Foundation, Mr. Neri served as the Executive Vice-President for Operation PAR, Inc., where he worked for 22 years, 1975-1997, and was the Clinical & Administrative Director for Phoenix Houses of Florida, Inc. 1999-2001. Additionally, Mr. Neri is nationally known and recognized for his knowledge, expertise, and experience designing treatment systems for substance abusers in the criminal justice system and played a significant role in designing specialized treatment for women and their children. He has published several journal and research articles relating to that experience.

Beverly Watts Davis , Chief Program Officer

Beverly Watts Davis is currently the Chief Operating Officer for WestCare Foundation. She also currently serves as the Program Coordinator for the SAMSHA ReCAST grant for Bexar County and serves at the Chair of the Board of Directors of Ella Austin Community Center (a 125 year old multi-service Community Center), serves on the Police and Community Relations Council as a Mayoral Appointee, serves on the City Bond Committee as an appointee of the City Councilman, serves on the United Way Women's Leadership Council, and serves on the Eastpoint Sustainability Committee as a Mayoral appointee.

Beverly Watts Davis has over 30 years of experience in leading and managing public agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies. She has provided numerous non-profit organizations with organizational development, strategic planning, grants and contract acquisition, training, technical assistance, and program evaluation. She has served at the Senior Executive Service level of the federal government (equivalent to the military rank of a General in the U.S. military) as the Director of a Federal Agency, Executive Director of San Antonio Fighting Back, Inc., Senior Vice President of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, and an elected official in Austin, Texas for 11 years.

Ms. Watts Davis has received numerous local, state, and national recognitions. She was selected as a Distinguished Alumni from her alma mater, Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and received three Secretariat Awards for Distinguished Service from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While at the Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration (SAMHSA), she served as the Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and Senior Advisor to the Administrator where she co-Chaired the development of the National HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategy, served as the lead for HIV/AIDS, Tribal Affairs, and Military Affairs. Prior to federal service, she was selected by the Attorney General of the United States as the first Texan to receive the Volunteer of the Year Award. She was also awarded with the National Faith-Based and Community Leadership Award, the PRJDE National Youth Leadership Award, and the National Prevention Network Achievement Award. She has been inducted into the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame and was honored by the San Antonio Bar Foundation with the prestigious PEACEMAKER Award. She has received the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director's Award for Community Leadership, the Department of Defense (DOD) Commander's Award for Outstanding Leadership, and National Crime Prevention Council's "Outstanding Citizen Advocate Award."

Beverly Watts Davis has served in many leadership capacities to include service on the Board of Trustees of Austin Community College and the Board of Directors for the Center for Public Policy & Political Studies, the One Star Foundation, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, National Prevention Partnership, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the National Crime Prevention Council, the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, the National Family Partnership, the National Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Higher Education, the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas, and the Texas Mental Health Association. She has also served as an Advisory Board member of the National Funding Collaborative on Violence Prevention, the National Center for State Courts, Youth Crime Watch of America, and Business, Investment, Growth (BIG) Austin.

Jim Hanna, Chief General Cousel

James Hanna has been the General Counsel for WestCare Foundation since 2009. Mr. Hanna serves as WestCare's chief legal, ethics, governance, and is responsible for determining legal interests and options for WestCare and recommending WC's legal posture and practices. The General Counsel ensures that all business practices, policies and dealings meet legislative and corporate requirements and provides counsel to WestCare management and WestCare's Board of Directors on all legal matters. Mr. Hanna holds a Juris Doctorate and LL.M.,Tax from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Frank Rabbito, Chief Operations Office

Mr. Rabbito began his career in health and human services in 1973 as a social worker for the Miami-Dade County Welfare Department. He quickly rose through the ranks to Program Supervisor and District Welfare Supervisor. In 1984, he was appointed to Division Chief for Special Services in the Miami – Dade County Department of Human Services. In 1987, he entered state government as Director of the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, District XI, Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Program for Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties (Florida Keys). In this capacity he contracted for and licensed state services to private non-profit agencies and local government, supervised the operations of the state forensic hospital in Miami, Florida, and all state services in Monroe County, including: child welfare, aging and adult services, child support enforcement and economic services. In 1992, he was appointed District XI Program Manager for Economic Services, supervising 1,400 state employees providing AFDC, Food Stamp, Refugee Assistance, Child Support and medical assistance services. In 1993, Mr. Rabbito returned to local government as Director of Court Services for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Administrative Office of the Courts. He supervised programs in the circuit's Criminal, Family, and Juvenile Courts and the County Courts. He was later appointed to the Director of Court Programs and Projects. In 2004, after 30 years of public service, he retired from government and began work for the WestCare Foundation. Mr. Rabbito served as the Sr. Vice President for WestCare Florida and Caribbean Operations and manages programs in St. Petersburg, Miami, Key Largo, Marathon, Key West, St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. Johns, U.S. Virgin Islands and has currently taken helm as WestCare's Deputy Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Rabbito earned a Bachelor of Social Work Degree and Master of Science in Management Degree from Florida International University.

Amy Singer, Interim Chief Operations Officer International

Amy Singer has more than 40 years of experience in the criminal justice and human services fields. In her most recent position as the Senior Vice President for Program Planning and Public/Private Partnerships at the Phoenix House Foundation, Amy's responsibilities included developing evidence-based substance abuse treatment and prevention program models for men and women, adolescents and families. She initiated and oversaw a range of programs and initiatives that addressed health, mental health, and homelessness and created targeted programming for veterans, and justice-involved youth. She led the agency's national government affairs strategy seeking funding support and policy reform for substance abuse treatment and prevention programs. Amy also helped shape the agency's private fundraising strategy, resulting in many foundation grants that supported treatment enhancements, workforce development and clinical training, research and capital improvements, among others.

Before moving to Phoenix House, Amy worked as the Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Planning and Programs at the NYC Department of Correction. Amy coordinated the delivery of substance abuse, health, social service, educational and arts programs for the city's jail population. She was a strong advocate for, and developed many, alternative-to-incarceration initiatives. Special interests included improving services for adolescents and women housed on Rikers Island.

Before moving to NYC, Amy served as the Assistant Secretary for Criminal Justice in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services where Amy was responsible for statewide criminal justice policy. Amy worked closely with the state's Correction's Commissioner, the Parole Board Chairman, 14 county sheriffs and the Health and Mental Health Commissioners to coordinate care for those in jail and prison and on parole – especially for those who had significant health, mental health and substance abuse problems. She chaired the Statewide Task Force on Females Offenders which led to far-reaching systemic improvements. She also chaired the Governor's Task Force on Prison Overcrowding and Alternatives-to-Incarceration.

While working in the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, Amy ran a nationally recognized social services and advocacy program for victims, witnesses, and their families. She developed legislative strategies relating to child abuse and domestic violence; and directed communication and interaction among the District Attorney's Office and state agencies, hospitals, community organizations, the public, and the media. She led efforts to reform the state's Child Abuse Reporting Law, resulting in the passage of a law that provided greater protections for children.

Amy has served on numerous national and state task forces and has served in an advisory role for several national foundations to help inform their giving strategies.

Amy holds a B.A. from American University and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she was selected as the Arthur D Little Fellow, awarded for her public sector leadership.