Chief, Alcohol and Drug Programs Division
Ventura County (California) Behavioral Health
Loretta L. Denering, DrPH, MS, is Chief of Alcohol and Drug Programs Division for Ventura County Behavioral Health, a Department of the Ventura County Health Care Agency. Dr. Denering oversees an array of substance use disorder services including County-operated adult, perinatal and youth treatment services, prevention services, the Ventura County Driving Under the Influence (DUI) program, and the implementation of the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) managed care initiative. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Denering held various management and technical positions within the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control and Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Divisions. Dr. Denering also spent eight years at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior where she served as the Project Director for the Los Angeles County Evaluation System. She has more than 10 years of experience in the research, evaluation, and administration of public health and behavioral health programs. Among her interests are developing and implementing evidence-based programs, policies and strategies aimed at achieving equity amongst individuals and families disproportionately affected by behavioral health problems. Dr. Denering received her doctorate in Public Health, with a focus in Health Promotion and Education and Evaluation and Measurement, from Loma Linda University School of Public Health. She also holds an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University and a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Latin American Studies from UCLA.
Tuesday, April 23
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM