MEET ANITA SELLERS, RN
Anita Sellers, Registered Nurse and Nursing Team Lead at CODAC’s East site, knew when she graduated from college with her bachelor of science degree in nursing that she wanted to devote her career to working with persons with psychiatric illnesses.
A registered nurse for 24 years, Anita has spent most of her career working with children who have behavioral health needs including those in juvenile detention. “Pediatric psychology is my specialty,” shares a smiling Anita.
Looking for a change, Anita joined CODAC in 2010. “Working with adult members has shown me the whole life cycle of behavioral health,” reflects Anita. “I enjoy my members and have learned a lot from them,” she continues.
Anita’s role at CODAC as a registered nurse requires her to work closely with the behavioral medical health professionals, care managers and front office staff at East. According to Anita, she provides four essential services to our members:
- Providing Med Bridge Assistance
- Managing Her Caseload
- Taking Walk-In Appointments
- Answering Phone Calls from Members in Need
Anita’s advice to other behavioral health professionals is, “take care of yourself.”
CODAC WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT & CEO
On October 24, 2011, CODAC welcomed its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dennis Regnier, MA.
Dennis Regnier, MA is President and Chief Executive Officer of CODAC Behavioral Health Services. He joined CODAC in October of 2011, hailing from outside Chicago, Illinois where he was President and CEO of Grand Prairie Services, a nonprofit behavioral health organization with $14M annual budget and 14 locations. He was there since 2000.
Dennis’s 37-year career in behavioral health services began with the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities in 1974 where he held both clinical and administrative positions. He also has extensive experience in the for-profit health care industry, including senior leadership positions at Forest Health Systems, Century Health Care and Hartgrove Hospital.
He has a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from Governors State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Illinois State University.
“I learned very early on that CODAC is a strong organization has demonstrated great innovation in its services,” Dennis says. “When you look at CODAC’s array of services, you see programs that are at the forefront of where our field is going … and that’s exciting!”
Dennis and his wife have one son who is in Medical School at University of Chicago. Falling in love with Tucson while visiting friends, they have owned a vacation home here since 2007.
Please join us in giving the Regnier Family a warm Tucson welcome.