Barrett Crosby, BA
Senior Director of Quality Management & Regulatory Services, Corporate Privacy Officer
Barrett Crosby grew up in the foothills of the Chugach Mountains, and around the remote waters and islands of Prince William Sound in Alaska. Barrett left Alaska to attend Oregon State University at age 19, otherwise he’d likely be happily living in a bush cabin while running a trap line and living off the land.
After graduating from Oregon State, he decided to begin his career in behavioral health by working as a residential addictions counselor for Morison’s Rosemont School. Barrett joined the Cascadia team for the first time in 2005 to open Rosewood, a supportive housing site serving individuals in Cascadia’s Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) service program. In early 2007 Barrett transitioned from supportive housing to become the administrator of Buena Vista, a licensed residential program serving young adults in transition within the PSRB program.
In 2009 Barrett took on the role of program manager at Cascadia’s Glisan Street residential treatment facility, providing dual diagnosis treatment to individuals under the Extended Care Management Unity (ECMU) initiative and the Adult Mental Health Initiative (AMHI). Barrett and the team at Glisan started a significant shift in treatment modality and installed a modified therapeutic community at the program resulting it a truly unique residential mental health resource for the state of Oregon.
In 2012 Barrett had the opportunity to explore his passion for regulatory compliance and quality improvement work when he was recruited by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to engage regulatory oversight, licensing, and certification work for mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers in Oregon. In his time at OHA, Barrett filled many roles including being a compliance specialist, engaging operations and policy work concerning Oregon Administrative Rules/engaging legislative analysis, and spent a year as the licensing and certification manager. Barrett also worked as OHA’s lead on the statewide Home and Community Based Services transition project collaborating with Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), the Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS), providers, community members, and consumers.
While Barrett enjoyed his work at OHA, he found that it didn’t provide the same sense of satisfaction he found when providing services in support of his chosen home and community of Portland, leading him to return to Cascadia in 2017.