• Women in the Behavioral Health Industry: Why Executive Leadership Needs a New, Female Face

    When universal education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in 2013, she pointed out that “we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Her words resonated with women’s rights advocates as she boldly confronted an inequity that still needs to be addressed today, especially in the behavioral health field.


  • Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment

    Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment.


Michelle  Gonzalez


Michelle Gonzalez graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology with a minor in Psychology.  She has over twenty years of experience in the field of Parole and Probation.  She began her career as a Parole and Probation Officer in the State of Oregon.  As a Parole and Probation Officer, she supervised high risk sex offenders, high risk offenders, low risk offenders, and worked in the Day Reporting Center.  Michelle moved to Humboldt County in 2001. During her time in Humboldt, she supervised the Juvenile Drug Court caseload, the Northern California Regional Facility caseload, the Healthy Returns Initiative caseload, and the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grant caseload.  Michelle moved to Siskiyou County in 2007. During her time in Siskiyou County, she was the Intake Officer, the Court Officer, had the Intensive Supervision caseload, Juvenile Drug Court caseload, and the Electronic Monitoring Program.  In 2012 Michelle moved to Butte County where is currently employed.  Since working in Butte County, Michelle has supervised an adult Administrative caseload, a juvenile supervision caseload, and currently is working in Probation run programs.