Established in 1980 as a family-focused children’s mental health clinic, Klamath Basin Behavioral Health (KBBH) has grown into the largest behavioral health provider for children, adolescents, adults, and families in southern Oregon. A private, non-profit corporation, KBBH serves the Klamath Basin through a comprehensive array of evidence-based and family-focused behavioral health services. Our innovative programs are delivered by a passionate team of experts who are committed to improving the quality of our consumers’ lives.

Our diverse range of integrated service delivery includes instant access to 24-hour crisis support, same day screenings and mental health assessments, psychiatric assessments and medication management, residential and respite programs for adults and adolescents, individual and family counseling, substance use disorder treatment, home-based services, parent-child interaction therapy, day treatment for school-aged children, case management, peer support, school-based services, and multiple focused treatment groups.

In addition to operating under fee-for-service agreements with multiple private health plan providers, KBBH offers sliding scale and reduced fee agreements and provides contractual services to those eligible for the Oregon Health Plan. We proudly partner with additional funding organizations including Cascade Health Alliance, Criminal Justice Commission, Oregon Department of Human Services, and various private foundations. KBBH is a State Licensed Child Care Agency and holds Certificates of Approval from Oregon’s Department of Human Services for Community Treatment Services for Children and Intensive Treatment Services for Children. In addition to licensure through the Oregon Health Authority to operate as a Secure Residential Treatment Facility, KBBH holds Certificates of Approval to provide a wide range of behavioral health services including Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, Outpatient Mental Health Services to Children and Adults, Outpatient Substance Use Disorders Treatment, and more.

Meet The Executive Team

Kendall Alexander, MSW, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer

Kendall Alexander joined KBBH in 2021 bringing over 30 years of experience in the substance abuse and mental health fields and extensive experience in executive level behavioral health management.


Michelle Culpepper, BA
Chief Human Resources Officer

Michelle Culpepper joined KBBH in 2022 driven to apply over 20 years of human resource leadership experience to an environment that emphasizes optimism, strength, and resilience. An inspired and adept organizational leader…


Amy Boivin, MA, QMHP
Director of Clinical Services

Amy Boivin joined KBBH in 1996 incorporating a thoughtful, consumer-focused leadership strategy to traditional clinical oversight. With a strengths-based organizational leadership…


Liz Maddalena, MBA
Director of Operations

Liz Maddalena joined KBBH in 2006 seeking the opportunity to merge her success in the US Air Force and fast-paced corporate world with an opportunity to put her service-focused heart to work…


Jay Otero, MA, QMHP
Child Program Services Director

Jay Otero joined KBBH in 2004 connecting his experience as an educator and counselor to his passionate belief that every child and adolescent can overcome behavioral health challenges and realize their full potential.


Abbie McClung, MBA, QMHA-I
Director of Communications

Abbie McClung returned to KBBH in 2017 focused on applying her corporate communications and small business management successes to non-profit, purpose-driven work. Prior to specializing in marketing…


Professional Affiliations and Partnerships

You Matter to Klamath Coalition Chair

We believe that suicide is everybody’s business and are proud to collaborate with over 25 local agencies and organizations to bring suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention education and services to Klamath County. This multi-agency coalition is dedicated to eliminating suicide in Klamath County through education, awareness, and community training on the warning signs and available resources. We know that talking about suicide opens communication about a topic that is too often kept a secret. For more information about local suicide prevention efforts, please contact

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