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SummitStone Health Partners is a private nonprofit organization with the mission of providing unsurpassed behavioral health prevention, intervention and treatment services to the people of Larimer County. SummitStone Health Partners serves more than 9,000 clients each year at 3 offices and 26 co-locations throughout Larimer County, and of those served, one-third are children and adolescents.

CEO Michael Allen brought more than 20 years’ experience as a direct-service provider and administrator with him when her took the helm at SummitStone three years ago. He most recently served as the Vice President of AspenPointe in Colorado Springs. He is currently active on several boards and committees including the Homeward 2020 Alliance, North Colorado Health Alliance, and the Larimer County Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, Interagency Oversight Group, and Community Corrections Advisory Board. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Additions Counselor with a Bachelor of Psychology from Brigham Young University, an MSW from Case Western Reserve University, and an MBA from Colorado State University. .

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Founded in 1984, Mosaic Community Services has become the largest, non-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services in Central Maryland. With a budget of $135 Million and a staff of 1,000, they provide care to nearly 30,000 people each year in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties.

Jeff Richardson has been the Executive Director of Mosaic since 2004 and has led the organization through 10 mergers. He also recently assumed the role of Vice President and COO of Sheppard Pratt Community Services as they embark on a new organization design. Jeff earned his MBA from Loyola University and has served as president of the board for several behavioral health organizations including the Mental Health Association of Maryland and the National Council for Behavioral Health.

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Kristie Hammonds recently succeeded Terri Kidd as President and CEO of Frontier Health. She previously held key positions for ISHN, United Healthcare and AMERICHOICE, where she helped implement the Medicare Advantage network for Region 1, oversaw recruitment and expansion projects for physicians and licensed clinicians in 10 states and implemented a new startup TennCare program in East Tennessee.

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Samantha Handley succeeded John Mayes as CEO of Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare following his recent retirement. Handley previously served as Trilogy’s Director of Human Resources and Program Content and as Director of Operations before being promoted to Vice President & COO in 2013. In addition to her operations experience, she is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Supervisor Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She also served in a variety of clinical supervisory roles in both inpatient and outpatient settings at other organizations in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Cleveland for 10 years prior to joining Trilogy.

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The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Authority for Harris County. It’s the largest behavioral health and developmental disability care center in Texas, serving 54,000 individuals annually with a budget of more than $240 million.

Prior to assuming his post at The Harris Center, CEO Wayne Young served as the Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health and Administrator of Trinity Springs Pavilion and Trinity Springs North for JPS Health Network in Fort Worth. Wayne is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselors, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and he currently serves as the chair of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Behavioral Health Advocacy Council. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies as well as his Master of Education in Community Counseling from Texas Tech University. He subsequently earned his MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from the University of Dallas.

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