Scott Kennelly



Direc­tor, Butte Coun­ty Depart­ment of Behav­ioral Health

Scott Ken­nel­ly, a licensed clin­i­cal social work­er, serves as the Direc­tor at Butte Coun­ty Behav­ioral Health. Scott cur­rent­ly plans, orga­nizes and directs the oper­a­tions of the county’s behav­ioral health and sub­stance use ser­vices. He began his career with Butte Coun­ty in 2000 as a care provider and has steadi­ly expand­ed his areas of over­sight and exper­tise over the past twen­ty-one years with Butte County.

Over­all, Scott has thir­ty years of expe­ri­ence work­ing in the men­tal health field. He has worked in a vari­ety of set­tings includ­ing in group homes, day treat­ment pro­grams, youth school-based coun­sel­ing pro­grams, and out­pa­tient ser­vices. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psy­chol­o­gy from Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, San­ta Cruz, and a master’s degree in social work from San José State University.