P.J. Havice is the clinical director for Comcor in Colorado Springs, Colorado In this position her duties include oversight of clinical services for mental health, substance abuse treatment and policy direction for standardizing processes in working with offenders. She’s been serving the needs for mental health and substance abuse involved clients since 1990.
Her career includes 15 years working in public health and deploying to Iraq to establish medical and behavioral health services serving as the in-country lead for behavioral health, public health and mortuary affairs for 2 ½ years in both combat support hospitals and outlying combat support clinics. Working with correctional populations, she was the Health Service Administrator for the Colorado Dept. of Corrections supervising a multidisciplinary clinical staff at the Colorado State Penitentiary, Centennial Correctional Facility, the La Vista Women’s Correctional Facility and the Youthful Offender System correctional facility. She recently completed a project in Afghanistan for a contract with the Dept. of State and International Narcotics and Law Enforcement where she worked with local partners to establish a 200-bed infirmary and a 400-bed mental health and substance abuse block within the Pol-i-Charki prison in Afghanistan.
P.J. is a Colorado Certified Emergency Manager (CoCEM) and has published documents on mass casualty triage and pandemic influenza. Since 2003, P.J. has been a Federal Reservist with the National Disaster Medical System as a mental health and public information officer (PIO) responding to all-hazards types of disasters to include training for deployments to Weapons of Mass Destruction events for triage, decontamination, medical response and mortuary affairs.