New Deputy Director of State Mental Hospitals Taking Unexplained Leave of Absence for ‘Extended Period’
Kathy Gaither -- who was confirmed as the new deputy director of the California Department of State Hospitals on July 8 -- is taking an extended administrative leave with pay. Gaither is responsible for the day-to-day operations at the state's mental hospitals and prison-based psychiatric programs. She said, "I don't think there's anything I need to say. I'm just on leave ... It's private."
- "Deputy Director of State Mental Hospitals Take Unexplained Leave" (Romney, Los Angeles Times, 7/22).