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Jim Reddoch was appointed commissioner of the Alabama Department of Mental Health on July 1, 2012. Commissioner Reddoch came to the department with more than 40 years experience in government, health care and law. Most recently, he served as executive director of Indian Rivers Mental Health Center in Tuscaloosa. Prior to that, he was director of ADMH's Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility in Tuscaloosa from 2000 to 2009 and director of Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa from 1992 to 2000. Commissioner Reddoch also served as ADMH's deputy commissioner from 1988 to 1992.

Before joining ADMH, Commissioner Reddoch spent nearly two years as legal advisor and chief of staff to Governor Guy Hunt. Preceding that, he worked for 15 years in private law practice and as a magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Commissioner Reddoch served his country in the U.S. Army, and was honored with several medals and awards for his service in the Vietnam War. He completed his obligation with the rank of captain. Following his wartime service, Commissioner Reddoch graduated cum laude from Cumberland School of Law. He also holds a BS in finance from The University of Alabama.

Upon his appointment, Governor Bentley said, "I believe Jim's wealth of experience will serve the state well, most importantly the patients of the Alabama Department of Mental Health. We have made tremendous progress in moving patients into a more modern, community-based care network. We are also making sure our traditional mental health facilities best meet the needs of the patients they serve. Jim Reddoch's background and expertise will help us accomplish our mission."


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