On September of 2015, the Office of the Santa Cruz Superintendent offered the position of the Virtual Response Director to Ismael Morales. The Virtual Response Program is a security web based program, which implements the safety of all children for all schools in Santa Cruz County. “I am really fortunate to work with such a professional team, and good people. said Ismael Morales.
Mr. Morales has extensive experience working in behavioral health. He started his career working at the Mariposa Community Health Centers in 2003, as a Program Coordinator for the Disease Prevention Program. He worked there for 2 years before transferring over to the behavioral health field in 2005, where he worked as a case manager for 8 years. In 2013, he had an opportunity to work as an assistant manager for CSL Plasma Pharmaceuticals in Nogales, Arizona.
Mr. Morales enjoyed working for this billion-dollar company even though it was challenging but at the same time rewarding as he was able to learn about the importance of management in an organization.
“I was born and raised here in Santa Cruz County. I spent my childhood and adult years here. Santa Cruz County is special because I have family, and friends here. Our border town is unique in many ways. I consider myself fortunate to live in a small community that is rich in culture, and traditions that make us unique. It is important for us to continue working together to make our community a strong and prosperous place to live. We need to play a more active role within our community if we want to improve it. My future plans are to continue working coordinating county grants, while enhancing my management skills, said Ismael Morales.