Rogers Behavioral Health CEO Leaves 8 Months Into Tenure

John Boyd Jr.’s time as CEO at Rogers Behavioral Health System, one of the largest behavioral health nonprofits in the U.S., has ended after eight months. 

Boyd no longer holds the role as of May 31, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal. It’s not clear why this happened. Neither Rogers Behavioral Health nor Boyd have responded to a request for comment.

Boyd succeeded Roger Behavioral Health’s long-time CEO, Pat Hammer, on Oct. 1, 2022. Hammer held the role for 10 years.


Boyd laid out a bold expansion strategy for the Oconomowoc, Wisconsin-based nonprofit diversified behavioral health provider. In March, Boyd told Behavioral Health Business that Rogers was in the midst of a strategic planning process that would conclude in July.

Rogers was, in part, considering additional expansion in telehealth, outpatient care and adding services in rural communities across the U.S., Boyd said.

A doctorate-level psychologist by training, Boyd joined the organization in January 2022 as the CEO of the hospital division. He held several leadership roles before joining Rogers. A few include being the CEO of Sutter Health’s mental health and addiction care services line and hospital administrative director and regional director of development with Shriners Hospitals for Children. 


Rogers Behavioral Health’s latest financial disclosures — for the six months ending Jan. 1 — show that revenue was up 2.6% year-over-year to $356 million but was off budget by 8.5%. Adjusted earnings for the period were $8.6 million, down 68% year-over-year and off-budget by 56%.

Rogers Behavioral Health operates in 10 states, largely concentrated in Wisconsin. Its facilities include three psychiatric hospitals, 17 residential programs and eight outpatient centers in the Badger State. It operates outpatient clinics in several major metros, including Nashville, Atlanta, San Francisco, Denver and Seattle.

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