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Vista Hill Board Welcomes A Familiar Colleague

Carol Fitzgibbons joins the Vista Hill Board of Directors with much talent and experience serving as an Executive Director/CEO for five large non-profit organizations that support people with developmental disabilities. Three were California Regional Centers including Harbor Regional Center, San Diego Regional Center and Inland Regional Center. Prior to Inland Regional Center, Fitzgibbons was Executive Director of Home of Guiding Hands for 16 years, a nonprofit organization that provides residential services and a variety of support programs to children and adults with developmental disabilities in San Diego County. Other nonprofit organizations for which Fitzgibbons had the privilege of providing support, direction and fine services included Vista Hill’s Stein Education Center and Friends of Handicapped Children.Fitzgibbons has been actively involved in a variety of professional organizations that advocate for the most vulnerable in the community. She was a founding member of the San Diego Vendor Coalition, a collaborative of area social service agencies serving people with disabilities; a founding member of the Homeownership Coalition of San Diego County, which helps people with disabilities own their own homes; and a founding member of the Special Needs Trust Foundation, which helps families provide financial security for children and adults with disabilities. Fitzgibbons received a Master’s Degree in Health Education from Arizona State University. She retired in 2015 and joined the Vista Hill Board of Directors in November 2017.

Major New Vista Hill Program Will Change the Lives of Those Addicted to Drugs and Alcohol

This past October Vista Hill launched a critically needed program that will help several hundred San Diegans each year escape their devastating addiction to drugs and alcohol.

The Bridges North Central Regional Recovery Center, funded by a $1 million annual contract from the County’s Behavioral Health Services division, will assist about 200 substance abusers living in parts of Mission Valley, Point Loma, Midway, Rosecrans and Pacific Beach. It is one of four county-funded centers focusing on the problem around the county.

The timing for the program could not have been better, according to Claudette Allen, Director of Vista Hill’s Juvenile Justice / Community Services.

“With the opioid crisis now a major national health emergency— and San Diego having its share of overdoses and deaths—the Regional Recovery Center is a vitally important program that offers our community an opportunity to turn the tide against a problem that is destroying so many lives,” Allen says.

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Vista Hill Council on Mental Health Luncheon

Thursday, September 6, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Walking the Sibling Path: A Brother's Journey with Autism
Speaker: Walter Suskind, Star of the Disney Movie Life, Animated
Co-Chairs: Julie Bronstein and Ann Mound
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San Diego, CA 92109

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