Dawn McCallum, Desert Hope’s Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance, received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at California State University, Long Beach and her Master’s degree in Community Counseling at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Dawn is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Texas.

Dawn has worked in behavioral health for more than 13 years, including in acute psychiatric hospitals, dual diagnosis facilities, and substance use primary facilities treating both adolescents and adults, respectively. Her experience includes work in both inpatient and outpatient facilities. She has worked with several accrediting bodies including the Joint Commission, CARF, and state agencies.