To enhance and improve the quality of life for families and individuals of all ages by providing an array of mental / behavioral health, educational and social services in a fiscally responsible manner.


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In the News

Senior Director Honored by County and Escondido Union School District

David Taylor, Ph.D., Senior Director of Vista Hill’s School-Based and Integrated Behavioral Services, received two honors recently for his outstanding contributions to the community. Dr. Taylor was honored as Program Manager of the Year at the annual Behavioral Health Recognition Dinner in June. The Escondido Union School District recognized Taylor at its Season for Nonviolence Commemorative event this past spring for his contribution in establishing and expanding mental health services in Escondido schools. Through Dr. Taylor’s leadership, access to mental health services for thousands of youth has been provided.

Staff Members Honored by SDPD for Service to San Diego Teens

Two staff members in Vista Hill’s Bridges Teen Recovery Center, Program Manager Patricia Ulloa and Diversion Coordinator Tonantzin LeGerrete, have been recognized by the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) for improving relations between SDPD and teens in the community. The two received a certificate of appreciation for the volunteer efforts Vista Hill provides in the community. Vista Hill’s support for SDPD includes diversion programs such as Truancy Sweeps, Youth Court and curfew sweeps.

Volunteer Fern Siegel Honored with Behavioral Health Award

Fern Siegel, one of Vista Hill’s longtime volunteers, received the prestigious Volunteer of the Year Award at the annual Behavioral Health Recognition Dinner on June 9th. Siegel, who also received Vista Hill’s Mental Health Advocate Award in 2016, is one of the founders of Hope Village/Chesed Home. She also provides support for Vista Hill’s Stein Education Center. Siegel currently volunteers with a number of organizations that are addressing mental and behavioral health issues.

Vista Hill Welcomes New Board Member

Steven H. Wimmers, a top Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who owned a successful practice in San Diego for more than 25 years, has been appointed to the Vista Hill Board of Directors. Wimmers, who retired in 2016, had a long and distinguished career in San Diego. Wimmers was an active leader in his profession, serving as Chair of the California Society of CPAs and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Board of Directors. He has also been active in his community, serving on the boards of Ocean Beach Community Center, the Ocean Beach Childcare Project and the Samaritan Center.

Friends of Vista Hill

Friends of Vista Hill is the fundraising arm of Vista Hill, governed by a Board of Trustees and supported by generous donors who make a truly significant difference in the lives of children and their families.

Vista Hill 60th Anniversary Gala


Saturday, October 14, 2017
60th Anniversary Gala: Rise UP!
Chair: Vicki Hamilton
Pendry Hotel San Diego
5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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