Patty Espeseth is the Chief Administrative Officer for Behavioral Health in the Alameda Health System.

In this role, Patty oversees John George 70 bed Psychiatric Hospital, Psych Emergency Services, and the Outpatient Behavioral Services at High Land and Fairmont which includes the Partial Hospitalization Programs, Intensive Outpatient programs, Outpatient Clinics, and Wellness Clinics: Steppingstones Wellness at the Fairmont campus and Community Connections at Highland.

Over her 30 year career serving people with severe mental illnesses, Patty has overseen InpatientAdult and Gero-Psych programs and outpatient behavioral health services in Oakland, San Francisco, Castro Valley, Union City and most recently helped open and was Administrator of a Geriatric Psych Unit, serving 39 counties in California, at Seton Medical Center in Daly City.

Patty is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and holds a Master of Science in Counseling from San Francisco State University.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy and Cello Performance at the University of The Pacific in Stockton CA. She is a member ofNAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) California and has hosted a NAMI family support group for over 20 years. Patty serves as Vice President on the Board of NAMI Alameda County.