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Bruce Dale Hartsell

Bruce Dale Hartsell, American mental health center executive. Licensed clinical social worker.


  • Hartsell, Bruce Dale was born on January 25, 1955 in New Orleans. Son of Robert Louis and Elinor (Emmons) Hartsell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Eastern New Mexico University, 1978. Master in Religious Education, Social Work, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1980. Master of Science in Social Work, University Louisville, 1981.


    • Activities director Brooklawn Inc., Louisville, 1980-1981. Director foster homes New Mexico Baptist Children's Home, Portales, 1982-1983. Counselor Mental Health Resources, Clovis, New Mexico, 1983-1984, outpatient coordinator, 1984-1985, program manager, 1985-1988.

      Executive director Hi-Desert Mental Health Center, Barstow, California, since 1988. Instructor Eastern New Mexico University, Clovis, 1986-1988, California Baptist College, Riverside, 1991. District representative National Association of Social Workers, New Mexico, 1986-1988.

      Member New Mexico Coalition of Social Workers, 1987-1988. Treasurer California Council Community Mental Health Agencies, Sacramento, since 1991, board directors 1989-1990.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed clinical social worker.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    President Eastern New Mexico Hospice, Clovis, 1985-1986. Chairman local selection panel Community Corrections program, Clovis, 1987-1988. Deacon 1st Baptist Church, Barstow, California, since 1989.

    Member Academy Certified Social Workers, National Association Social Workers (certified, district representative New Mexico chapter 1986-1988), California Council Community Mental Health Contractors (board directors), Rotary, Kiwanis (secretary Portales chapter 1983-1984).



    Social justice issues, gardening.


    • Married Cheryl Jan Hutson, December 22, 1979. Children: Merideth, Allison, Ethan.
    • father: Robert Louis Hartsell
    • mother: Elinor (Emmons) Hartsell
    • spouse: Cheryl Jan Hutson
    • children: Merideth Hartsell
    • Allison Hartsell
    • Ethan Hartsell
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    Born January 25, 1955
    (age 62)