Mark Refowitz, Director of Orange County’s Health Care Agency (OCHCA), has announced plans to retire at the end of March.
Prior to his appointment on February 28, 2012, Mr. Refowitz had been the director of Behavioral Health Services for the agency since January 2004. In that capacity, he was responsible for implementation of the local Mental Health Act program, as well as the overall operation of the county’s Behavioral Health Services.
Prior to serving Orange County, Mr. Refowitz was director of Mental Health Services for the County of San Diego from 2001 to 2003 and gained extensive management experience through positions in public sector organizations, as well as private managed care entities. He became a CalOptima Director in March 2012.
Refowitz is a former president of the governing board of the California Mental Health Directors Association and he has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut.
OCHCA is a regional provider, charged with protecting and promoting individual, family and community health through coordination of public and private sector resources. HCA’s organizational structure includes five major service areas: Correctional Health Services, Public Health Services, Behavioral Health Services, Regulatory/Medical Health Services and Administrative Services. The organization has more than 120 funding sources in addition to a wide array of regulatory and direct service mandates.
The County is conducting a public recruitment for the Director of OCHCA. More information can be found at http://bit.ly/2k04xEO.