Dr. Antonio Gonzalez will serve as Chief Behavioral Health Officer and Jay Miller will serve as Executive Director of SACA’s behavioral health programs.
LANCASTER – The Lancaster-based Spanish American Civic Association, referred to as SACA, announces the appointment of two key leadership roles for its bilingual mental health and drug and alcohol programs. Dr. Antonio Gonzalez, PysD, will serve as Chief Behavioral Health Officer and Jay Miller, LCSW, MSW, will serve as Executive Director of SACA’s behavioral health related programs including Nuestra Clinica Outpatient, Nuestra Clinica Residential (26 bed) inpatient treatment facility, and La Casa a (23 bed) halfway house.
Antonio Gonzalez attained his bachelor’s from Boston College, and his PsyD, training and residency in Clinical Psychology from the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. Antonio brings a great deal of Executive and Clinical experience in distinct healthcare settings. He has also served in positions of corporate leadership and provided oversight and management over a wide array of programs, service lines, and contracts in PA, NJ, NM, FL and WA.
Jay Miller is a licensed clinical social worker and a Six Sigma black belt professional in Pennsylvania. He has spent his entire career working with the vulnerable and underserved in various roles, ranging from ensuring the safety of abused and neglected children to operating a 63-bed residential treatment center.
“We are excited about the addition of these individuals to lead SACA’s Behavioral Health programs and have the highest expectations that they will elevate our community impact,” says Jose R Lopez, CEO of SACA. “Dr. Gonzalez and Mr. Miller are highly qualified and passionate about their area of work. Their heart for service is evident and we welcome them into the SACA family.”
SACA’s behavioral health programs provide culturally competent therapeutic services and support to the community and their families. Its mission is to provide both prevention and intervention services facilitating educational experiences and treatment to the community. Combined, these various programs coordinate the diverse efforts being conducted in the community to help address the ongoing behavioral health and substance abuse needs and the region. Programs include Nuestra Clinica Residential (NCR), Nuestra Clinica Outpatient, Nuestra Vida Recovery House, and La Casa Halfway House. More information about these programs can be found by visiting: https://sacapa.org/programs/behavioral-health.
About SACA: SACA is a full-service organization, meeting the most essential needs of the community through its growing offering of programs. Most notably, SACA has established Nuestra Clinica, a bilingual mental health and drug and alcohol outpatient clinic; SACA Development Corporation, a housing development corporation dedicated to creating affordable homeownership opportunities for inner- city residents; Tec Centro, a workforce development resource providing low-cost education and training; and WLCH Radio Centro, a full-time bilingual (Spanish/English language) educational public radio station serving Lancaster and York. To learn more, please visit: www.sacapa.org.