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Sam Shore, MSW


Sam Shore, MSW is a Principal with TriWest Group. The focus of his consultations has been creating recovery- and resiliency-oriented systems of care in publically funded settings. Sam holds a Master’s in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin and is licensed in Texas. He has 35 years of experience in the field of mental health services and policy.  

Sam has served in several leadership positions in his career and has acquired extensive experience in public mental health services policy development, operations, and evaluation. In his career in the Texas mental health system, Sam held positions in community mental health, state hospital psychiatric inpatient services, and the state office. He served as the project director for several successful SAMHSA grant projects, including the Mental Health Transformation grant, which allowed the state to build a strong foundation of recovery-oriented systems of care for people with serious mental illness and children with severe emotional disturbance. He also served as the state director of mental health services for veterans and their families, and project director of a jail diversion and trauma recovery grant. 

Sam has special interests and experience in self-directed care, integration of physical and behavioral health systems, and trauma-informed care. He is directly responsible for the creation of a consumer and family member training and technical assistance center, which is the certifying entity for certified peer specialist and family partners in the state of Texas. Under his direction, this center developed initiatives to help mental health provider organizations become recovery-oriented using evidence-based implementation science.

In his spare time, Sam enjoys cycling and spending time with his family.


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