Sam Shore, MSW


Sam Shore is a Principal with TriWest and has over 40 years of experience in the field of mental health services and policy. He has special interests and experience in crisis systems, jail diversion, self-directed care, integration of physical and behavioral health systems, and trauma-informed care. His consultations focus on creating recovery- and resiliency-oriented systems of care in publicly funded settings.

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 illnesses and children with severe emotional disturbances. 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.

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

Sam holds a Master of Social Work degree and is licensed in Texas.