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George Orras - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

George Orras George Orras

Adjunct Lecturer | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


George Orras teaches courses on human behavior in the social environment and social work in the business setting.


George Orras joined the adjunct faculty at the school in 2002, where he teaches courses on human behavior in the social environment and social work in the business setting. He has nearly 30 years of experience in administration, marketing, mental health program development and direct mental health service provision.

Since 2014, he has served as president and CEO of Windstone Health Services, which provides behavioral health care to more than 400,000 geriatric Medicare Advantage and commercial members throughout Southern California. His responsibilities include oversight of all departments, program development, business expansion efforts, and the creation and development of implementation plans for new contracts. In addition, he provides supervision in administrative/clinical performance and utilization management as well as in creating and developing new behavioral health strategies and community-based clinical program integration.

Previously, he was national vice president of clinical operations for Value Behavioral Health’s public sector division. From 1992 through 1997, he served as president and chief operating officer of Newport PsychCare/Pacific Behavioral Management. Before that, he was vice president of marketing and operations for Newport Harbor Health Care, Inc., a child and adolescent hospital and residential facility in Orange County, California. He has also independently contracted with a variety of regional and corporate companies throughout the United States.

Education (4)

Pepperdine University: M.B.A. 1989

University of Southern California: Ph.D. 1983

Arizona State University: M.S.W. 1976

University of South Florida: B.A. 1974

Areas of Expertise (4)

Direct Mental Health Service Provision



Mental Health Program Development

Industry Expertise (2)

Health and Wellness



Media Appearances (1)

Lessons that last a lifetime, and longer

Orange County Register  online


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