The Health Behavioral Heritage Center announces a new CEO | Sweetened

DECATUR – The Heritage Behavioral Well being Middle has appointed Mary E. Garrison as President and CEO after Sweet Clevenger’s retirement.

“I’m honored and honored to embrace this new function as President and CEO of the Heritage Behavioral Well being Middle,” Garrison stated in a press launch. “I’m very excited to work with company workers, group stakeholders, and the people that Heritage serves to supply remedy for all these affected by psychological sickness and substance abuse.”

Garrison has labored in psychological well being companies, coverage and advocacy for greater than 25 years. She at the moment serves as a consultant for the Nationwide Affiliation of Social Employee Delegates and is the Chair of the Classroom Ethics Committee at NASW Illinois.

She was beforehand a recipient of the NASW Award for Illinois Social Staff and a two-time recipient of the Cesar Chavez Social Justice Award.

Garrison can also be a board member of a number of native organizations, together with the Good Samaritan Inn, Webster Cantrell Youth Advocacy, and Macon County Continuum of Care.

Clevenger began at Heritage in 1990 and has served as CEO since 2015.

“We’ve all advanced to understand and respect Sweet’s dedication, management, and contributions to the company, staff, and people we serve,” Heritage Board Chair Ruth Hebbard Anderson stated within the assertion. “We want her all one of the best in her retirement.”

Heritage credited Clevenger with increasing the middle’s services, creating new jobs, and acquiring federal funding for the middle.

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