Beya Thayer

Justice System Liaison, Health Choice Integrated Care

Beya Thayer is the Justice System Liaison for Health Choice Integrated Care, the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority.

Beya Thayer

Beya ThayerBeya Thayer has worked in the social services arena for more 20 years. Currently, she is the Justice System Liaison for Health Choice Integrated Care, the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA). Prior to this position, she coordinated the county’s Coordinated Community Response Team and was also involved in the coordination and development of Domestic Violence Fatality Review Boards.

Ms. Thayer’s career has given her the opportunity to work with the diverse communities of northern Arizona in over six counties, including the Western Navajo Nation. Her coordination between multiple disciplines and agencies addresses the numerous behavioral health and systemic issues. This is made possible by the creation of partnerships and collaborations to effect policy and change on both the micro and macro levels.

After being introduced to the Start by Believing campaign at a conference in 2012, Ms. Thayer realized the campaign message was the missing link needed to enhance the criminal justice training her team was creating to develop protocols and best practices for investigating domestic violence and sexual assault. This spark set the events in motion that ultimately led to Arizona becoming the first Start by Believing state.

To this day, Ms. Thayer continues to push the message of Start by Believing forward in her community and across the state.

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