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Mariana Torres, MSW, LCSW

Senior Program Officer, People-Centered Care


Mariana Torres, MSW,  is a senior program officer with CHCF’s People-Centered Care team, which works to ensure that Californians — particularly those enrolled in Medi-Cal — receive responsive, comprehensive, and coordinated care that supports their health and well-being. Her work focuses on optimizing the behavioral health delivery system.

Prior to joining CHCF, Mariana focused on primary care and specialty mental health care delivery. Previous experience includes working as a health care leader at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center & Health Centers, where she oversaw the outpatient social services team in 11 primary care clinics. She led programs in integrated behavioral health, Transitions Clinic, behavioral health court, health navigation, walk-in mental health services, and pediatric behavioral management services. She also held leadership positions in Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services working in detention mental health, courts and advocacy programs, and housing services. Mariana has 20 years of experience providing services to Alameda and Contra Costa County’s most vulnerable populations.

Mariana earned a bachelor’s degree in human development from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in social work from Cal State East Bay. She was born and raised in Bakersfield, California.



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