Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
Ms. Colopy is the Director of the Long Beach (CA) Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS). The Department has over 330 employees, $135 million budget and over 40 programs. These teams work with government, community and business partners to improve the health, wellness and resiliency of people in Long Beach. In addition to her public health role, she also holds responsibility for the City’s Continuum of Care for homeless services and the city’s housing authority. In 2018, she facilitated the city's homeless taskforce on behalf of the mayor and developed the City's strategy for addressing homelessness. Ms. Colopy has spent the past 30 years working in organizations that support public health and social services at both the State, County and local levels. Prior to her moving to Long Beach, she served as the Network Director for Optum Salt Lake County’s 225 provider mental health network;
Associate Director for Salt Lake County’s (Utah) Human Services Department, providing leadership and coordination in the areas of public health, aging services, behavioral health, community development, criminal justice services and jail re-entry, youth at risk, and library services; and Research Director for the State of Utah Division of Substance Abuse. Ms. Colopy has a successful history of designing and implementing cross-agency and community initiatives, organizational and community facilitation, leadership development efforts, strategic planning and performance measures.
Wednesday, July 10
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM