The Anka Way
We focus on providing integrated care and person-centered planning
We use home-like facilities
We promote recovery and resiliency in a positive environment
|•||We have been in business for 40 years|
|•||We serve over 15,000 consumers annually|
|•||We use modern / evidence-based practices|
|•||Our programs are financially self-sustaining|
|•||We possess a three year unqualified CARF accreditation|
|•||We offer cutting-edge training for all our employees|
|•||We provide award-winning programs and services|
|•||We offer rigorous Quality Assurance and Systems and Electronic Health Records to our Partners|
Mental Health Consumer ConcernsSPIRIT Empowerment Award
to eliminate the impact of behavioral health problems for all people.
Anka has earned national recognition as a premiere behavioral healthcare corporation as a result of our ability to design, implement and operate exceptional cutting-edge programs.
We serve more than 15,000 individuals annually and employ nearly 1,000 professional, well-trained staff. Our philosophy is to treat the whole person by fully integrating care of both mind and body, always using clinically-proven, psycho-social models designed to promote health and wellness while containing costs.
Chris Withrow, BSW, PT, CPHQChief Executive Officer
I have been serving with Anka for over fifteen (15) years now, and the growth we have experienced during that time is astonishing. What began in 1973 as a small organization serving developmentally delayed children has expanded into a large, multi-site agency assisting over 15,000 people per year. I am absolutely confident that the innovative, passionate team we have assembled will keep us true to our mission as we continue to provide the highest quality behavioral health services to those in need.
NAJA W. BOYD, PsyDChief Operating Officer
JANICE WASHBURN, CPAChief Financial Officer
NZINGA HARRISON, MDChief Medical Officer
KAREN WISE, PsyDSr. VP of Program Services in Northern California
MARTY GIFFIN, PhDSr. VP of Program Services in Southern California
YOLANDA BRAXTON, PsyDVP of Business Development
STEPHEN HAHN-SMITH, PhDVice President of Quality Management
KEVIN ANDREWSVP of Information Technology
SHARENE KACYRA, MADirector of Project Management
TODD DANGOTTDirector of Risk Management