Community Partners is a knowledgeable team of health and service professionals dedicated to being your partner for wellness, your partner for learning and your partner for life. Here are the dedicated individuals who serve on our Executive Management Team:
Vanessa M. Seaney, President/CEO, MSW, LCSW, CPHQ
Vanessa Seaney is President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Partners. As the most senior officer, she is responsible for leading the organization; growing the business; maximizing the value of the services provided; and sharing her vision with the community, workforce and other stakeholders.
A native Tucsonan, Vanessa has worked in public behavioral healthcare in Southern Arizona for more than 30 years, including 20 years with the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA). She has extensive experience in program development and supervision, training and technical assistance to behavioral health professionals and community stakeholders in crisis, clinical, supervisory, managerial and administrative roles.
Vanessa received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Northern Arizona University and earned a master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University. She is a licensed clinical social worker and is certified as a professional in healthcare quality.
Charlie Andrade, Chief Financial Officer, BS
As Chief Financial Officer of Community Partners, Charlie is responsible for administering all funds coming in to Community Partners and its subsidiaries, and overseeing formulation of annual budgets. He also manages business-support functions, including the Information System and Information Technology departments.
Over the past 20 years, Charlie has managed the budget, accounting and financial operations for two RBHAs in Southern Arizona. He has a total of 35 years of experience in accounting and finance, in both the private and public sectors.
Charlie holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona.
Bethanne Enoki, Chief Human Resources Officer, MA, SPHR
Bethanne Enoki is Chief Human Resources Officer of Community Partners, responsible for recruitment, benefits, compensation, performance management, employee relations, staff risk management and managerial development.
Before coming to Community Partners in 2007, Bethanne was human resources vice president for one of the oldest and most influential companies in Hawaii. Her experience also includes sales and customer service in varied industries spanning hospitality, consolidated agriculture and wireless technology.
Bethanne has an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Hawaii and a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. She holds senior human resources professional certification (SPHR), and maintains membership in the national Society for Human Resource Management and its local greater Tucson chapter.
Jennifer L. Dixon, DBH, MEd, MA, LAC
Dr. Jennifer Dixon is Chief Clinical Officer of Community Partners, with oversight of all specialty programs, including housing, ACT teams, Desert Mountain, Desert Garden and opioid treatment services. In addition, she oversees population health-related activities, is the clinical oversight for all outpatient services and responsible for operationalizing integrated healthcare within the outpatient clinics.
Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University in psychology in 2001, and went on to obtain her first master’s degree in human relations in 2004 and her second master’s degree in counseling in 2006, also from NAU. She became a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in Arizona in 2007. Jennifer has worked in community behavioral health in rural areas since 2002, gaining experience with multiple populations, including SMI and children, as well as serving in numerous supervisory roles. Her organizational passions include integration efforts and creating efficiencies.
Jennifer is now located centrally in Tucson, serving all clinical programs. She is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and obtained her doctorate in behavioral health (integrated healthcare) in 2016 through Arizona State University. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her niece and nephews.
Nicole Salter, Chief Operating Officer, MSW, LCSW
Nicole serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Community Partners. In this senior leadership position, she provides oversight across all regions and clinically related enterprise-wide lines of business, including multiple contract mandates to ensure implementation, monitoring, results and outcomes. She has 20 years of experience in behavioral healthcare, working in various direct care, supervisory and administrative roles, including executive level leadership for a large rural health home provider in the Cenpatico network prior to joining Community Partners in March 2017.
Nicole received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma and is independently licensed in the State of Arizona. She loves diverse kinds of music and is a licensed MixxedFit instructor. She also enjoys reading, movies and traveling.
Steven Herron, M.D., Medical Director
Dr. Steven Herron is the Medical Director of Community Partners Integrated Healthcare. He received his doctorate of medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1997 and completed his psychiatry residency training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2001, where he served as a Chief Resident during his final year. He then completed a forensic fellowship at the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago in 2002.
Dr. Herron obtained board certification in both general and forensic psychiatry. He joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where he eventually became Associate Professor of Psychiatry. He spent almost 10 years as Residency Training Director and left the department in January 2015 to join Dr. Christian Moher and others in starting the Assurance Health and Wellness clinic in Tucson.
Dr. Herron joined Community Partners in March 2017. He maintains a busy clinical practice in addition to his administrative responsibilities, continues to teach medical students weekly, and occasionally attends a University of Arizona basketball game.