Veronica A. Kelley
Director for Department of Behavioral Health

Dr. Veronica A.  Kelley, DSW, LCSW is the Director for the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health and oversees the daily operations for both Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services. Veronica is a member of the Governing Board for the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA), serving as the President Elect, she sits on the Executive Committee and serves as the Co-Chair for the Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment (SAPT) Committee. She is also a Council Member to the California Behavioral Health Planning Council, Board Member to the California Mental Health Services Authority and Associate Member to the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In August of 2019 she was appointed by governor as a member of the No Place Like Home Program Advisory Committee.

Dr. Kelley is a Professor at Mount St. Marys’ University teaching in the undergraduate Social Work/Sociology/Gerontology and Film Department, an Adjunct Faculty in the Masters of Social Work Program at Loma Linda University Department of Social Work and Social Ecology, and a Contract Instructor at Cal State University, San Bernardino, teaching Social Work with Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She earned her doctorate of Social Work (DSW) from Capella University, earned her MSW from the University of Southern California and her BS in Psychology and Child Development from Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles.