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Patricia A. Rehmer, MSN, ACHE, Senior Vice President for Behavioral Health, Hartford HealthCare

Patricia A. Rehmer, a nationally recognized leader in mental health and substance abuse and former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), joined Hartford HealthCare in March 2015 as Senior Vice President for Behavioral Health, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of mental health, substance use and addiction. She will assume the role of President of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN) in 2016. Rehmer has nearly 30 years of experience with public and private behavioral health agencies, and was appointed Commissioner of DMHAS in November 2009, after first serving as DMHAS Deputy Commissioner from 2004 through 2009. She began her career at Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living, a critical component of the BHN, where she worked for 17 years and held a variety of positions, including head nurse, program director for the partial hospital program, director of adult programs, and clinical director of operations. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Skidmore College and a master’s degree in Nursing from St. Joseph’s College. She is a member of the American Council of Healthcare Executives. During her tenure as DMHAS’s Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner, Rehmer worked in partnership with individuals in recovery, families, advocacy groups and service providers to ensure that individuals have a meaningful life in the community. Before resigning as DMHAS Commissioner, she served as President of the Board of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors.

Stephen W. Larcen, Ph.D. , President, Rushford & Natchaug Hospital and Senior Vice President, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network

Dr. Larcen is the Senior Vice President of Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network. He also serves as President of both Rushford and Natchaug Hospital. He has over 40 years of experience in behavioral health and health care management, including more than three years leading Windham Hospital in Willimantic. Among his previous positions, he served as vice president of operations of Cumberland Health Systems in Nashville, Tenn.; CEO of Northwest Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn.; and executive director of United Services, a mental health center, in Dayville, Conn. He also worked as an organizational consultant in mergers and affiliations, organizational development, clinical and business operations and financial management for a wide range of health care facilities and organizations.

J. Craig Allen, M.D., Medical Director

Dr. Jonathan Craig Allen received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan in 1989. He did his internship and General Psychiatry residency at the Tufts University Medical School / New England Medical Center and his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training at Harvard University Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital program. Dr. Allen served as Medical Director of Psychiatric and Family Services at Franciscan Children's Hospital in Brighton, Mass from 1995 until 2003 when he moved to Connecticut to take the position of Unit Chief at Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth in Middletown, Conn. Dr. Allen has served as Medical Director at Rushford since 2005. Dr. Allen has held the title of Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School (1994–2003) and at Yale University Medical School (2003–2005). Currently Dr. Allen trains Residents from the Institute of Living in Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Allen was seated on the SAMHSA Pharmacotherapy Expert Consensus Panel which developed Pharmacotherapy Principles for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders published in 2012. Dr. Allen is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General and Adult Psychiatry and is ABPN certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as being certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM).

Paul V. Maloney, Chief Financial Officer, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network

James F. O’Dea, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President, Operations, Hartford HeatlhCare Behavioral Health Network

James F. O’Dea, Ph.D., MBA, is the Vice President of Operations for the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN), overseeing operational responsibility for all programs and services with the BHN including Rushford, Natchaug Hospital, the Institute of Living and psychiatric and behavioral health services at Backus Hospital, Windham Hospital, MidState Medical Center and The Hospital of Central Connecticut. Dr. O’Dea is a clinical psychologist who has held a number of administrative and leadership roles at Backus Hospital, where he began working in 1989, as well as clinical organizations across Hartford HealthCare including the BHN and the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. In these positions he has been responsible for any number of clinical programs, including partial hospital; intensive outpatient; extended day treatment; clinical day treatment; home-based; psychological and residential treatment programs for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. O’Dea holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and an MBA from the University of New Haven. He assumed his first administrative position at Backus Hospital in 1997 as head of the Department of Psychiatry. In the subsequent years, Dr. O’Dea has held a number of different positions within the organization in program development and operational leadership.

Steven Zuckerman, M. A., L. P. C., Vice President, Clinical Operations, Rushford

Steven Zuckerman arrived at Rushford in 2013 after serving at Natchaug Hospital as the Director of Psychiatric Services based at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London. There he oversaw all aspects of the hospital’s outpatient, intensive outpatient, inpatient, psychiatric consult & liaison services and emergency room psychiatric services. From 2005-2008, he was a program director at Natchaug, overseeing and developing the hospital’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Extended Day Treatment Program (EDT) for children and adolescents ages 5 through 18 with significant mental health, behavioral dysfunction or substance use issues. He previously served as the Director of Behavioral Health Services at Community Health Services, Inc., in Hartford, and was employed by Brightside for Children & Families in West Springfield, Massachusetts as Residential Services Director. He has also done clinical work at Stonington Institute in North Stonington, Connecticut; Sweetser Children’s Services in Saco, Maine and YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities in New York City. Mr. Zuckerman is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master of Psychology from Brooklyn College Graduate School of CUNY in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Brooklyn College of CUNY.

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