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.