Region Ten is where people go for help with mental health, substance use and/or developmental disabilities. Those who qualify for Medicaid, have insurance, and those with no payment source receive services designed to help them achieve their individual goals and recovery. Region Ten has more than 35 different programs to aid and support all ages from babies with developmental delays, teens who have experienced trauma, adults with a serious mental illness, and those struggling to maintain a drug-free life. Region Ten provides a variety of outpatient, intensive outpatient, day support and residential programs with 24/7 crisis support. The agency’s mission is Working Together to Enrich Our Community One Life at a Time.
Region Ten is one of the top 20 employers in the local planning district and employs more than 500 full-time staff to provide services to those in need of mental health, substance use and developmental disability services. Region Ten employs housekeepers, residential support staff, program managers, accounting and billing staff, plus many certified, licensed and/or credentialed clinical staff such as LPC, LCSW, QMHP, and others. The agency aims to hire staff who are passionate about community behavioral health and are committed to the people we serve.
Region Ten recognizes that addressing racial equity concerns within the organization is a critical part of our mission. Racial inequities harm everyone, including the people we serve, our staff, and the community at large. We also recognize that when race intersects with other social identities such as ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexual orientation, harmful inequities are compounded. Region Ten acknowledges that unless we make an intentional commitment to addressing personal, institutional, and structural racism within our agency, inequities in our organization and services will persist. Click here to learn more.
Executive Office Staff and Leadership Team
Board of Directors
Barbara BarrettChair of BoardAlbemarle County
Peggy WhiteheadVice-ChairNelson County
Patricia HeggieSecretaryNelson County
Alex StottBoard MemberCity of Charlottesville
Francesca DiggsBoard MemberCity of Charlottesville
Joe SzakosBoard MemberCity of Charlottesville
Dave R. OpperBoard MemberCity of Charlottesville
Dr. Joseph MasonBoard MemberAlbemarle County
Dr. Barry BlumenthalBoard MemberAlbemarle County
Stephen WunshBoard MemberLouisa County
Austin BakerBoard MemberFluvanna County
Wendy MitchemBoard MemberGreene County
Region Ten is a network of support providers, clinicians, administrators, and managers who work to provide person-centered behavioral health services for the community. Some staff begin their careers at Region Ten and move on to other ventures, while others continue working at Region Ten for the majority of their working years. Region Ten is always looking for more people who are passionate about community-based behavioral health services. Please explore the career opportunities below.Careers
A better life, a better
Working together to enrich our community one life at a time
The first residential program in the United States developed specifically for people who were experiencing serious mental health symptoms was established in Williamsburg over 200 years ago. An international movement to provide services to individuals who needed more assistance than their families were able to provide at home came next. Unfortunately, the facilities that were created were neither effective nor appropriate.
Through this national experience, it was learned that the institutionalization of individuals with serious mental illness and/or intellectual disabilities was not the answer. Following the advocacy and leadership of John F. Kennedy’s administration, as well as the actions of Congress in the 1960s, the country was charged with developing a community mental health system that would be effective and accessible to all America.
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Board was established on February 2, 1969 by Ms. Isabel Amorous Palmer and Mr. William T. Stevens. It was the first multi-jurisdictional community services board chartered and was eventually renamed to its current, “Region Ten Community Services Board” to give appropriate recognition to the service area and the four participating rural counties – Fluvanna, Greene, Nelson and Louisa. There are now 40 community services boards serving every city and county in Virginia. They operate under the auspices of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities in Richmond.Region Ten's 50th Anniversary