Craig Pridemore, Chief Executive Officer – Email Craig
Craig Pridemore has been Chief Executive Officer for Columbia River Mental Health Services since December 2014. He previously served as Interim Executive Director in 2007 and 2011, and has served on the Board of Trustees since 2007. Craig is a former Washington State Senator representing the 49th Legislative District in Vancouver, and a former Clark County Commissioner. Throughout his political career, Craig championed programs to provide treatment for individuals suffering with mental illness or chemical dependency. Craig is a graduate of the University of Washington and serves on the boards of NAMI Southwest Washington, Bridgeview and Friends of Clark County.
Dr. Raghuram Bhat, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Bhat joined CRMHS as Chief Medical Officer in August of 2016, upon relocating from Long Island, NY. He is a former Medical Director of two dual diagnosis outpatient clinics at Zucker-Hillside Hospital. During his psychiatry training at Stony Brook University Hospital, he served as Chief Resident of Consult-Liason Psychiatry, and Fellow of Geriatric Psychiatry. Prior to medicine, he had been a school teacher and musician in New England, and a Mind-Brain Research Fellow at Brown University. Dr. Bhat is, currently, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and holds board certifications in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and addiction medicine.
Doug Chapman, Chief Clinical Officer – Email Doug
Doug Chapman received a Master’s Degree from Antioch University, Seattle in 1989. He is licensed as a professional counselor in both Oregon and Washington. He holds credentials in drug and alcohol counseling. He holds national and state credentials as an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Doug has special population credentials for working with Older Adults, African American, and Hispanic peoples. He also has a special interest in LBGTQ populations. He is a past secretary/treasurer of the Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association where in 2009 he won a Distinguished Service Award “for substantial contribution to the citizens of Oregon and the counseling profession.”
Elizabeth (Beth) Oliver, CPA, Chief Financial Officer – Email Beth
Beth joined CRMHS in July 2013 as Finance Director. She has more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in both Washington and Oregon. She has previously worked in leadership positions for Qmedtrix Systems, Inc., Currie & McLain CPAs, Longview Fibre Company, Port of Portland and the Housing Authority of Portland. Beth has served on the Board of Directors of the Council for the Homeless since 2008 and currently holds the position of Treasurer.
Anna Dindinger, Chief Quality Officer – Email Anna
After moving to Vancouver in January 2014, Anna joined CRMHS as a medical coding specialist bringing with her 12 years’ experience in the hospital healthcare field. With a background primarily in medical, Anna welcomed the opportunity to expand her knowledge and work on preparing CRMHS for the future of healthcare integration. While attending training at Dartmouth she found a passion for quality improvement and has applied that interest to her work at CRMHS.
Kelly Ferguson, Chief Administrative Officer – Email Kelly
Kelly relocated from Southern California and joined CRMHS in July 2013. While attending Cal State University, Bakersfield, Kelly quickly realized that she wanted to continue pursuing her career in healthcare management rather than a career in teaching. With over 15 years’ experience in the healthcare industry and management, she is excited to be part of an agency that recognizes the importance of integrated healthcare. In her spare time, she hopes to one day incorporate her love of animals and passion for helping others by training dogs and horses for therapy/companion pet services.