John Dolores, PhD: Center for Hope of the Sierras

Meet John Dolores, Executive Director of Center for Hope of the Sierras.

John Dolores

Executive Director
Reno
centerforhopeofthesierras.crchealth.com

How did you first get into your profession?
I am a clinical psychologist by training and, although I enjoyed practicing, I wanted to impact care on a systemic level. Thus, I decided to go into healthcare administration.

If you had to choose another profession, what would it be?
I have always enjoyed writing. It is a great way to express yourself and really gets my creative juices flowing.

What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
The toughest lesson I learned was to advocate for yourself, because, although you may work hard, you may not get the recognition you deserve if you do not self-advocate.

If you were President, what issue would you address first?
A major issue that we are facing in this country is the unjust treatment of the mentally ill. More mentally ill citizens are in jails than in treatment facilities. I would like to change the system to afford better care.