Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Staples joined Valleywise Health in 2016 as the director of outpatient behavioral health services. She provides administrative and clinical oversight of outpatient behavioral health clinics, including the First Episode Centers, Assertive Community Treatment Program, Mesa Behavioral Health Specialty Center, and the Integrated Behavioral programs located in federally qualified health centers across Maricopa County.
Staples formerly served as the associate director for clinical initiatives at the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and director of recovery, resiliency, and wellness for the Arizona Department of Health Services/Division of Behavioral Health. She has more than 30 years of experience implementing evidence-supported clinical and recovery services in Arizona and continues to focus on increasing collaboration with stakeholders and across service systems to improve practice and promote recovery for all behavioral health populations.