GENESEO, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2023 – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors has named Kristen Fisher as the County’s Director of Community Mental Health Services, effective February 6, 2023.
Fisher, who brings a wealth of experience to the position after having most recently served as a site administrator and assistant director of adult services with Wyoming County Mental Health where she was responsible for leading and developing all assisted outpatient treatment services in Wyoming County. Furthermore, she coordinated community education related to mental illness, access to services and served as the chair of the Wyoming County Suicide Prevention Coalition. Fisher also coordinated Wyoming County’s adult single point of access team to ensure that adults had a link to services for mental health challenges.
“I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone in Livingston County and working with community partners to promote mental wellness,” said Fisher. “I’m excited to undertake this important role within the community and I can’t wait to get started.”
Prior to that, Fisher served as assistant director of child and family services with Wyoming County where she monitored services in child and youth care management programs, home and community-based services waiver, home-based crisis intervention, crisis/respite services and residential treatment facilities. In addition, she developed and implemented community plans to minimize the use of inpatient and residential beds. Fisher was also key in coordinating meetings, making system-related recommendations to the Community Services Board and represented the County at various regional and state-wide meetings.
Before working in these key roles for Wyoming County, Fisher spent nearly a decade working for Spectrum Health Services in various roles including as a chemical dependency clinician and program manager.
Fisher also worked as a mental health counselor at Keuka College where she provided mental health counseling to college-aged students using strengths-based, solution-focused practices. Additionally, Fisher provided crisis counseling, made referrals if needed and coordinated care with other providers.
For more information, please visit the Livingston County Mental Health and Community Services website.
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