Southwest Behavioral & Health Services promoted Paul Buttermore to vice president of inpatient and crisis services.
A licensed professional counselor, Buttermore has more than 10 years of experience in the behavioral health industry. He was most recently the program director of the permanent supportive housing and in-home counseling programs. Buttermore provided clinical oversight and support for programs and services that support the Valley’s homeless, veterans and SMI populations.
Before he was hired by Southwest Behavioral & Health Services in 2013, Buttermore was a mental health counselor with the Phoenix Fire Department.
In his new role, Buttermore will oversee the agency’s Maricopa County Inpatient Units, Community Recovery Units and Recovery Transition Program.
“Paul’s oversight of our permanent supportive housing and in-home counseling programs enabled our organization to reach community members that are often overlooked,” COO Dominic Miller said. “He is a champion for veterans and underserved communities whose efforts always go above and beyond the call of duty.”
Buttermore, a Glendale resident, earned his Bachelor of Arts in behavioral science from Western International University and a Master of Arts in mental health counseling from Argosy University.
Buttermore is a Marine Corps veteran.