Movers & Shakers: Behavioral Hospital Replaces CEO After Controversy; New Directors at SUD Treatment Centers

Florida behavioral health hospital fills CEO, HR positions

North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital has appointed Clint Hauger as its new CEO and Lorenzo Rivera as its new director of human resources.

Hauger comes to position after former CEO Byron Coleman Jr. stepped down last December following allegations that he lacked proper qualifications for the job, as well as accusations that the Florida hospital had violated patient’s rights and safety protocols.

Coleman is also a former NFL player.


Meanwhile, Hauger was previously CEO of Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Both North Tampa Behavioral and Palmetto are operated by King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS).

RIvera is a veteran behavioral health care human resources professional. He was previously the HR manager at Belmont Behavioral Hospital in Philadelphia, which is operated by Franklin, Tennessee-based Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC).

Virginia addiction center names new clinical director

The Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine (VCAM) has named Andreas Bienert as its clinical program director.

Bienert’s hiring at VCAM, which is based in the Richmond suburb of Glen Allen, comes as it is planning to expand its programs.


Previously, Bienert was an assistant professor at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado.

The addition of Biener comes on the heels of another high-level appointment, Anna McKean, who last month was named VCAM’s CEO.

Texas SUD center taps new clinical director

Healing Springs Ranch (HSR), a Tioga, Texas-based residential addiction treatment center for adults, has appointed Julie Willingham as its clinical program director.

Willingham has more than 30 years of experience working in the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment field. She’s worked in clinical, operations and marketing roles and has a dozen years of experience in director and managerial positions.

Located north of Dallas, HSR provides SUD, trauma and mental health assistance to individuals, and accepts various in-network and out-of-network insurance plans.

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