2012 Webinar Series

Sharon Hodges, PhD
Kathleen Ferreira, PhD



Who's in Charge Here? Governance in Systems of Care

August 21, 2012



What kind of governance structures are
effective options for the kind of collaborative
governance used in systems of care?
Presenting findings based on analysis of data
from the CMHI national evaluation, this 1-hour webinar will describe two types of structures typical of system of care governance and the attributes and challenges of each. In addition, lessons in collaborative governance that are relevant regardless of the structure will be discussed.

This webinar hosted by Community Solutions at the University of South Florida is for educational purposes only. Webinar content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of the Department of Child & Family Studies' Chair.


Delivered by:

Sharon Hodges, PhD, MBA, Research Associate Professor and Division Director in the USF Department of Child & Family Studies

Kathleen Ferreira, PhD, Research Assistant Professor in the USF Department of Child & Family Studies

As a research professor and applied organizational anthropologist, Dr. Hodges has more than 15 years experience working with community coalitions in children’s mental health. Her research, training, and technical assistance efforts have focused on service system development and change, and her expertise includes qualitative and applied ethnographic field methods. Past work includes research and technical assistance on system accountability as well as on how organizational culture affects the utilization of outcome information.

Dr. Ferreira has extensive hands-on experience in the field of mental health, first as an educator, then a Director of Education and Program Director within a community-based mental health agency prior to joining the Department of Child and Family Studies. She brings a great deal of experience in conducting qualitative research, and a particular interest in the role of organizational, system, and policy level actions in providing support for successful implementation and sustainability of services at the individual child/youth and family level.

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