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Paul Buttermore Promoted to Vice President of Inpatient and Community Living for Southwest Behavioral & Health Services
By Rayna Burgett - Tuesday Oct 17, 2023
(PHOENIX, Ariz. – Oct. 17, 2023) – Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health, today announced that Paul Buttermore has been promoted to vice president of Inpatient and Community Living Services, continuing to oversee all Inpatient programs and expanding his areas of responsibility to include Community Living, Residential and Housing Programs in Maricopa County and programs operating at the Opportunity and Community Resilience Centers.

A licensed professional counselor, Buttermore has more than 15 years of experience in the behavioral health industry, most recently as vice president of Crisis and Inpatient Services, responsible for overseeing the agency’s Maricopa County Inpatient Units, Community Recovery Units and Recovery Transition Program.

“Paul has an unwavering dedication and commitment to reaching community members who are often overlooked,” says COO Dominic Miller. “He embodies the SB&H mission and is a true champion of others. His promotion is well deserved.”

Buttermore, a Glendale resident, received his Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science from Western International University and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. Buttermore is also Marine Corps veteran. His additional experience includes providing clinical oversight and support for programs and services that support the Valley’s homeless, veterans and seriously mentally ill populations. Before starting at SB&H in 2013, Buttermore was a mental health counselor with the Phoenix Fire Department.

About Southwest Behavioral & Health Services
Phoenix-based Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides compassionate primary care, substance abuse and mental health services that enhance lives and improve communities. Services include outpatient mental health treatment and psychiatric services, including medication monitoring; assistance for persons with addictions; intensive inpatient care for persons in crisis; residential housing, in-home and supported housing services; prevention services, community outreach and school-based counseling; autism services; and four opioid replacement clinics. Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has locations throughout the greater Phoenix Metro area and in rural Maricopa, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties. For more information about SB&H programs, services and ways to help, visit