Mind Springs Health announced today that the Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Officer and President Sharon Raggio, effective January 4, 2022. The Board appointed Doug Pattison, Mind Springs Health’s Chief Financial Officer, as interim CEO. Pattison will serve in that role while a national search is conducted for a permanent CEO for the non-profit Community Mental Health Center, which provides behavioral health services throughout Western Colorado.
Raggio has overseen Mind Springs Health for nearly 14 years. Last fall, she announced that she planned to retire in June 2022. At that point, the organization’s Board of Directors secured the services of a national recruiting firm and has already started the process to hire a new CEO. Interim CEO Doug Pattison will lead the organization during the transition. Pattison has an impressive background in business and finance, including having served as the CFO of Harpo, Inc. for more than 20 years.
“We are grateful for Sharon’s dedication to ensuring that those in need of mental health and substance use recovery services in Colorado have access to care,” said Mind Springs Health Board Chairman, Dr. Al Saliman. “Not only during her time as CEO at Mind Springs Health, but during her many years prior as a therapist, Sharon has shown compassion and empathy for those struggling with mental illness and has advocated for quality patient care. All of us at Mind Springs Health wish Sharon the best as she begins her retirement.”
Established in 1972, Mind Springs Health is the largest provider of counseling and therapy for mental wellness in Western Colorado and assists individuals and families dealing with, and recovering from, substance abuse and addiction. Covering a 23,000-square mile area in a 10-county region, Mind Springs Health offers a continuum of mental health care with crisis response services, 12 offices for outpatient treatment, and West Springs Hospital, the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City. Mind Springs Health also operates the Women’s Recovery Center and the Circle Program, two residential programs that help those struggling with substance use disorders find a pathway to wellness through a comprehensive, holistic approach.
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