Movers & Shakers: New CEO at State Behavioral Hospital; Northpoint Taps Regional Medical Director

New Hampshire Hospital names new CEO

Heather Moquin has been appointed CEO of New Hampshire Hospital, the state’s only psychiatric hospital, which is located in Concord.

Moquin, who was promoted after serving more than two years as the hospital’s chief operating officer, succeeds Lori Shibinette, who has been picked to lead the state’s health and human services department. The department oversees operations of the 168-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital, which serves adults and children.

Moquin has held a variety of nursing positions in the state since beginning her career as lead nursing assistant at Merrimack County Nursing Home in 1989.


She officially took over as CEO February 1.

Northpoint Recovery taps new regional medical director

Boise, Idaho-based Northpoint Recovery, which operates six inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment facilities in Idaho and Washington state, has named Brian Smart as medical director for the company’s Washington state operations.

Smart previously was a staff psychiatrist and medical director of Marysville, Washington-based Smokey Point Behavioral Health, as well as a staff psychiatrist and acting assistant professor at Eating Recovery Center of Washington.


Northpoint Recovery is a portfolio company of Cincinnati-based private equity firms Orchard Holdings and Atigun Capital Partners.

Smart assumed his position on January 13.

IPHCA picks behavioral health leader as new executive VP

The Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA), the state’s trade association for community health centers, has announced the selection of Sara Howe, a behavioral health veteran, as its executive vice president.

Community health centers, also known as federally qualified health centers, are nonprofit facilities providing low-cost or no-cost health services such as behavioral, medical and dental care.

The appointment underscores IPHCA’s focus on behavioral health. Howe, who will begin her post in April, is coming to IPHCA from the Illinois Association of Behavioral Health (IABH), where she has been since 2000. Howe has served as IABH’s CEO since 2007.

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