Contact Us

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created by

Mental Health America of Los Angeles
200 North Pine Avenue, Suite 400
Long Beach, CA 90802

For more information about MORS please contact:
(562) 645-3222

MORS Trainers & Developers


David Pilon, PhD, CPRP

President and CEO
MORS Developer

Dave is the President & CEO of MHALA. He received his doctorate in Social Psychology from Harvard University in and is a licensed psychologist. In 1989, he was the lead writer for the grant writing team that produced the successful bid to design and implement MHA Village. He has consulted in the design and transformation of mental health programs and systems throughout the United States, New Zealand and Japan. Dave is an avid horse race fan and spends as much time as possible at the track cheering on his favorites.



Chad Costello, MSW, CPRP
Director of Public Policy
MORS Trainer

Chad is the Director of Public Policy and a lead trainer at MHALA. He has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. His experience ranges from teaching college students, directing services within large mental health systems, leading teams of direct service providers, and advising on policy and transformation of the mental health system. He spends as much free time as possible in the mountains skiing, climbing, and backpacking.


Joe Ruiz
Director of Training & Workforce Development

MORS TrainerJoe is the Director of Training & Workforce Development at MHALA.  He has been with the Mental Health America since 1986 and was with MHA Village since its inception in 1990. For the first 10 years of MHA Village he was Associate Director. In 2000 he took on the newly created role of Director of Information Services. In 2007 he became the Director of Training for MHA and the Village and became the Director of Training and Workforce Development in 2011 Joe is married, has two daughters, and spends as much as time as possible on family camping trips, playing his guitar and shoe shopping.