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Patricia Collins-Day

Chief Operating Officer


Patricia Collins-Day joined the Mental Wellness Center in 1991 and currently serves as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. In this role, she manages, develops, implements, and oversees policies and procedures for all programming at the Mental Wellness Center. A certified Mental Health First Aid instructor and a certified Adult Residential Facility Administrator, Patricia serves on numerous committees and participates in mental wellness trainings and presentations. She is a member of Mental Health America, the Mental Health Association in California, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Santa Barbara Human Resources Association and the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Patricia to the California State Rehabilitation Council.

A Boston native, Patricia moved to Santa Barbara in 1982. She holds an MS degree in quality assurance for health care from California State University, Dominguez Hills, a BA in communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an AA degree in communications from Santa Barbara City College.