Kelly Phillips-Henry has been named CEO of Aurora Mental Health Center. She will succeed Randy Stith upon his retirement this month after 40 years of service.
Kelly is a proven leader with 22 years of behavioral healthcare experience. She most recently served as CEO of another mhca member organization, Mental Health Partners. She holds both a masters and doctorate degree in psychology as well as an MBA.
“Aurora Mental Health Center is one of the 19 organizations that came together back in 1984 to found mhca. While all of the CEOs who worked together to found this association will be retired by the end of this year, we are grateful for their vision and are pleased to honor their efforts by carrying on our mission with a new generation of behavioral health leaders,” said mhca President and CEO Dale Shreve.
Bill Ward, Executive Director of Southwest Counseling Solutions, succeeds John Van Camp as Southwest Solutions' representative to mhca. He was previously chief of staff at the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority.
Bill has more than 16 years of professional experience in mental health, intergovernmental affairs, public policy, and economic development. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Wayne State University and is a member of the American Society for Public Administration and the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.
Spindletop Center has named Holly Borel as the new chief executive officer effective June 4. Holly has served as the chief operating officer and associate CEO at Tropical Texas Behavioral Health for the past 13 years. She previously worked for Spindletop Center for 17 years in various mental health programs and capacities, including director of Intake and Crisis Services. With over 30 years of experience in community mental health, she has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to improving the lives of individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities and we look forward to her involvement with mhca.
Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. has named Julie Pratt as the new President/CEO. Julie has been with CMHS for 12 years and most recently served as Vice President of Operations and interim CEO. Julie's wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm will be an asset in her new position and we look forward to her involvement in mhca.
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.