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Hillsides Names New Division Director for Campus-Based Services

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 2:55 pm
James Gibson has been named the new division director for campus-based services at Hillsides Pasadena headquarters.

Hillsides, a premier provider of child welfare services in Los Angeles County, is pleased to announce that James Gibson has been named the new division director for campus-based services at the agency’s Pasadena headquarters.

In this position, Gibson, who is a licensed clinical social worker, will oversee the Residential Treatment Services program, group homes, residentially-based services, clinical services, the nursing staff, community resources, and the library.

Previous to Hillsides, Gibson was the director of mental health services for Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services in Los Angeles, where he has worked since 1994. Gibson is also a faculty member at the University of Phoenix in the human service bachelor program and the marriage and family graduate program. He received a bachelors of social work from Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C. and a masters of social work from Tulane University School of Social Work.

“We are thrilled to welcome James to Hillsides,” said Stacey Roth, Hillsides chief program officer. “James comes to Hillsides with over 21 years of experience providing mental health services in both community-based and residentially-based settings. He is known for taking a creative approach while managing residential care in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. We look forward to having him onboard.”

Gibson will start his position at Hillsides on June 8.

Hillsides, founded in 1913, provides high-quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive. The agency serves more than 8,900 individuals a year throughout Los Angeles County, including the Hollywood Hills, Echo Park, Baldwin Park, and Pomona. Hillsides Pasadena campus is located at 940 Avenue 64, Pasadena, CA 91105. For more information on Hillsides, please visit



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