John Boyd, Psy.D., MHA
Chief Executive Officer for System Mental Health Services
John has an extensive background in healthcare administration including mental health. John has been appointed a commissioner by Governor Jerry Brown for the State of California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission and currently serves in that capacity now in his second term. He has served in other appointed capacities including City of Sacramento Planning Commissioner. He earned his MHA at University of Southern California, his doctorate in psychology at CSPP and completed his APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at University of California Davis Children's Hospital CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center working primarily with children in foster care who have suffered severe abuse and neglect. Prior to joining Sutter Health in 2008, he served as Assistant Administrator, Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center. Prior to that, he worked eight years for Shriners Hospitals for Children, both domestically and internationally. During his tenure he served in both local and system-wide capacities. Additionally, he has worked as both an inpatient and outpatient therapist in several organizations throughout his career. John is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.