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August 26, 2012

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Doctor rejected here takes national role

Mental Health America, formerly known as the National Mental Health Association, is our nation’s leading nonprofit mental health organization. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, it boasts 240 affiliates nationwide, including our local Mental Health Association in Vigo County.

On Aug. 6 of this year, the Board of Directors of Mental Health America named a new president and CEO. That individual brings with him more than 40 years of experience in the field of mental health. He previously served as CEO of Crossroads, a comprehensive community-based behavioral health care organization in Ohio. Prior to that, he was president of Socio Tech, an organizational consulting firm that specialized in transforming and enhancing the performance of not-for-profit corporations.

He also has experience in managing both public and private behavioral health managed care programs and once directed the state of Ohio’s sole authority for alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment services. Rounding out this impressive resume is a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University.

In announcing the new appointment, Mental Health America Board Chair Pender McElroy said that this individual “is ideally suited to carry forward the organization’s historic and leading role in advancing the health and well-being of Americans. He brings extensive experience, sound business judgment, and, perhaps most importantly, a deep and long-standing commitment to the mental health movement.”

Who is this man? He’s Dr. Wayne Lindstrom. Dr. Lindstrom was one of three finalists for the CEO position at Hamilton Center earlier this year. In fact, he was my finalist of choice. Isn’t it interesting that this candidate is qualified to lead the nation’s premiere nonprofit mental health organization, yet he was passed over by the Hamilton Center Board of Directors?

I congratulate Dr. Lindstrom. He deserved much better than dirty, “good old boy” Vigo County politics, and he finally got what he deserved.

— David K. Hilton, M.D.

Distinguished Fellow American Psychiatric Association

Former Hamilton Center Medical Director

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