April 12, 1961 ~ March 12, 2002
Anne Barone, M.D., 40: Public Mental Health Psychiatrist
Dr. Anne Barone, Clinical District Chief and Psychiatrist with the Los Angeles County
Department of Mental Health died March 12 at her home in Manhattan Beach, California
after a yearlong battle with cancer.
Dr. Barone most recently headed up the Department's Clinical Quality of Care program
directed toward improved quality of service and access to care for the 181,000 clients
served in Los Angeles County. The County has one of the largest local mental health
systems in the country.
After graduating magna cum laude from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1985,
Dr. Barone received her Medical degree from Northwestern University School of
Medicine in Chicago in 1990. She then completed her psychiatric residency at Harbor-
UCLA Medical Center and was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and
Neurology in January, 1996
Immediately upon completion of her training, she served as staff Psychiatrist and
Associate Medical Director at the Edmund Edelman Community Mental Health Center.
This was followed by two years of service in the private managed care mental health
sector as Associate Medical Director with PacifiCare Behavioral Health of Southern
California. She returned to the County mental health department in 1998 to take clinical
leadership in planning and implementing innovative programs to ensure quality mental
health services for Los Angeles County residents. Dr. Barone was known for her ability
to use her intelligence, dedication and compassion to inspire those around her to strive for the very best.
Dr. Barone was a member of the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry,
American Association of Community Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association,
Southern California Psychiatric Society, and the American College of Physician
Dr. Barone is survived by her husband, Dr. Ricardo Mendoza, her brother Christopher
and sister-in-law Penny Barone of Spokane, Washington, and, her father Salvatore
Barone of Santa Maria, California. A memorial service will be held at Verandas in
Manhattan Beach on Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 10AM. In lieu of flowers the family
requests donations be made to the Wellness Community, South Bay Chapter located at
109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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