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LisaCarterSCILisa Carter

Lisa Carter was recently named CEO of South Community, Inc. She succeeds Carol Smerz who retired after 29 years of service. Lisa has served at South Community, Inc. for over 24 years, most recently as Chief Operations Officer, and brings extensive experience across varied capacities within the organization to her new position.

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Pathways, Inc. operates more than 50 facilities in a ten-county region of Kentucky where more than 500 employees provide mental health, SUD and I/DD services. Dr. Kim McClanahan joined Pathways, Inc. as Chief Executive Officer in August of 2008. She previously served as Associate Professor within the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington after having spent over twenty years in Houston, Texas working in the behavioral health field at Baylor College of Medicine, Harris County Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority, private practice, and as co-founder and owner of a clinic for children and adolescents with sexual abuse issues. She earned a Ph.D. in Clinical-Social Psychology from the University of Maine at Orono, and a Master’s degree in General-Experimental Psychology from Morehead State University. She currently serves as Secretary for the Kentucky Association of Regional Programs (KARP), the state association for community mental health centers.

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After a nationwide search, Kevin Hazucha, LCSW, was named CEO for the Central Wyoming Counseling Center. Kevin has more than 30 years’ experience in behavioral health, with more than 10 of those years in executive-level roles. He was previously the president of Hudson Valley Mental Health, Inc. in Poughkeepsie, New York.

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Dr. Kiara Kuenzler has succeeded Harriet Hall as CEO of Jefferson Center for Mental Health. She previously served as chief operating officer of Foothills Behavioral Health Partners where she successfully engaged community partners to ensure that Medicaid members had access to timely and high quality behavioral health care. She has pushed the needle on whole person, whole health integration by seeking innovative solutions to meet the growing needs of the population served, effectively managing costs, and driving clinical excellence. She is a licensed Psychologist and received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver, followed by a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Colorado Medical School in Administration and Evaluation Psychology. In addition to her 9 years of experience in health care administration, quality, and program evaluation, Kiara has over 12 years of direct clinical experience, and served as adjunct faculty in the Psychology Department at the University of Colorado, Denver.

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Signal Behavioral Health Net­work, a subsidiary of AllHealth Network, is Colorado’s largest Managed Services Organization. Signal partners with the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health, 35 counties, several judicial districts, and other organizations to manage the quality of and funding for the continuum of substance use disor­der services in the Den­ver-Metro, Northeastern, and Southeast­ern regions of Colorado.

Appointed as CEO in 2015, Daniel Dart­ing has been with Signal since 2008, previously serving as Director of Information Technology. Daniel also provides leadership to the Colorado Behav­ioral Healthcare Council and the Colorado Providers Association, serving on the executive commit­tees of both organizations.

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