Mary Garrison

Candace Clevenger

     DECATUR, ILLINOIS – Heritage Behavioral Well being Heart names Mary E. Garrison, LCSW, ACSW as President and CEO following the retirement of Heritage President and CEO, Candi Clevenger. Garrison has over 25 years of observe expertise in psychological well being providers, coverage and advocacy working in group psychological well being and academia.

     “It’s with gratitude and the utmost respect that the Board of Administrators of Heritage Behavioral Well being Heart proclaims the retirement of Candi Clevenger as Chief Government Officer, efficient July 31, 2022. We now have all grown to understand and respect Candi’s dedication, management and contributions to the company, workers, and those who we serve. We want her the perfect of luck in her retirement,” acknowledged Ruth Hibberd-Anderson, Heritage Board Chairperson.

     Clevenger started her profession at Heritage in October 1990, and was named CEO in September 2015. Throughout her tenure at Heritage, Clevenger was the champion of many progressive and modern tasks together with growth and collaboration of housing tasks together with Heritage Fields, Heritage Grove, Safehaven, West Predominant Group Dwelling, Timari Courtroom, Carrie Lane); acquisition of the Oasis Day and Useful resource Heart, the Wellness Restoration Drop-In Heart, and the Heritage Company services; opened Heritage’s first out-of-county facility in Clinton; expanded programming that created new jobs (elevated from 80 to 225 Heritage staff); and awarded a federal grant to offer main well being care providers on-site for Heritage shoppers. Clevenger was additionally lively in native, state, and nationwide boards/associations, together with Psychological Well being Firms of America (Board Member), Group Behavioral Well being Affiliation (BoardTreasurer), Macon County Well being Division (previous Board President, present Treasurer), Illinois Well being Follow Alliance Board and Macon County Continuum of Care. “I’m humbled and honored to embrace this new function as President and CEO of Heritage Behavioral Well being Heart. I’m past excited to work with company workers, group stakeholders and people served by Heritage to advance remedy for all impacted by psychological sickness and substance use.

      Heritage has simply celebrated its 66th 12 months and below my management, Heritage will likely be a flagship for these in want of remedy in our group,” acknowledged Garrison. Garrison serves as a consultant for the Nationwide Affiliation of Social Staff (NASW) Delegate Meeting and is chair of the NASWIL Chapter Ethics Committee.

     Mary is at present a board member of Kennedy Discussion board Illinois, NAMI Illinois, the Farm Household Useful resource Initiative Advisory Board, the Good Samaritan Inn, Webster Cantrell Youth Advocacy, and the Macon County Continuum of Care. Mary advocates passionately and fights for social justice for people going through points relating to psychological well being and dependancy. Mary is a previous recipient of the NASW Illinois Social Employee of the 12 months Award and the Cesar Chavez Social Justice Award (2 occasions) Mary revealed a co-authored e-book entitled “Your Playbook for Beating Melancholy: Important Methods for Managing and Residing with Melancholy”.

     Garrison has a son and resides along with her companion, David Horn, Millikin Professor of Biology, within the west finish of Decatur.

     For extra data, go to www.heritagenet.org. Heritage Behavioral Well being Heart offers complete community-based providers to deal with essentially the most critical behavioral issues and hyperlinks them intently with suppliers of inpatient care whereas offering quite a lot of modern outreach, disaster intervention and prevention providers. Heritage has areas in Decatur and Clinton, Illinois.

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