As a mental health clinician, Vidya Iyengar has spent most of her career leading programs serving children, individuals and families. She is a experienced clinical administrator and has developed programs for patients afflicted with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. She has lead the Contra Costa County Health Services Reducing Health Disparities initiative as the Ethnic Services Manager and has facilitated the development of the County's mental health Workforce, Education and Training plan. She has lead multidisciplinary teams of clinicians, managers, and support staff as the Director of Psychiatry in Kaiser Permanente. She is currently employed with Kaiser Permanente as an Administrator overseeing clinical departments in the outpatient setting. She is a self confessed book worm and enjoys watching every CSI series on TV. She is a runner on the weekends and loves camping with her family and their beloved husky.