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John Arrendondo

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology


B.A., Howard Payne University
M.S.W., Our Lady of the Lake University



On May 2011, John R. Arredondo was named Assistant Commissioner of Hospital Services for the State of TN Department of Mental Health John previously served as the Director of Institutions for the Texas Youth Commission as well as cabinet level position as Executive Director of the Arizona Department of Youth Treatment and Rehabilitation. He has also served as Director of Business Development Behavioral Health at Mountain States Health Alliance in Johnson City, TN.

John’s professional experience includes administering complex state government programs, business development in both the private and public sector, strategic planning, and problem - solving initiatives.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work.