Pacific Clinics Celebrates Merger With Uplift Family Services

Laurel Mechling, Elena Judd, CEO/President Kathy McCarthy and board member Jessica Mack

First published in the Nov. 3 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

Photos courtesy Pacific Clinics


The merger of Uplift Family Services and Pacific Clinics, California’s leading nonprofit community-based behavioral health care providers was celebrated at Uplifting Communities: The 2022 Pacific Clinics Annual Celebration.
The event raised more than $581,000, which will help support mental health programs and support services in Greater Los Angeles.
This year’s Champion of Mental Health was Clark Gregg, a mental health advocate and award-winning screenwriter, director and actor, who is best known for his role as Agent Coulson in Marvel films. Also honored were two employees, Senior Director of Training Beth Jenks, and Manager of Administrative Services Alma Gomez, who went above and beyond during the pandemic.
ABC7 Eyewitness News anchors Ellen Leyva and David Ono were masters of ceremonies, and actor and comedian Ike Barinholtz presented an award.