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Beacon Health Options Names Thurman Justice as Chief Financial Officer

July 10, 2018

Beacon Health Options (Beacon) today announced that Thurman Justice has joined the national behavioral health management leader as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective July 9, 2018. As CFO, Mr. Justice leads all aspects of Beacon’s financial operations. He reports to Russell C. Petrella, Ph.D., Beacon’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Thurman…

Beacon Health Options Sponsors NAMI Convention’s Welcome Center and Reminds Attendees: ‘Hope Knows a Place Here’

June 27, 2018

Beacon Health Options (Beacon) announced today its 17th annual sponsorship of the Welcome Center at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Convention. The focus of the 2018 convention is “Live. Learn. Share hope.” To support the convention’s theme, the national leader in behavioral health management designed its Welcome Center and booth (#301) around…

Beacon Health Options Congratulates Yale New Haven Health System on Winning the 2018 EASNA Corporate Award of Excellence

May 30, 2018

BOSTON – May 30, 2018 – Beacon Health Options (Beacon) congratulates its employee assistance program (EAP) client, Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS), for winning the 14th Annual Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) Corporate Award of Excellence. This is the 10th time in 14 years that a Beacon client has received this award.…

Mental Health News Education Honors Beacon Health Options Executive Jim Spink as a Champion of the Behavioral Health and Autism Communities

May 17, 2018

Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s premier behavioral health management company, today announced that Mental Health News Education (MHNE) has presented its 2018 Leadership Award to Beacon Mid-Atlantic Market President Jim Spink. The MHNE Leadership Award recognizes Mr. Spink for his more than two decades of championing treatment services and public policy that advance the…

Beacon Health Options Raises Minimum Hourly Pay Rate to $15

May 9, 2018

BOSTON, May 9, 2018 – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s premier behavioral health management company, today announced that, after a comprehensive review, it has raised its minimum hourly pay rate to $15 per hour. Beacon made the change as part of its ongoing effort to invest in employees and attract talent. In addition to…

Beacon Health Options Premieres the Short Film Michael to Mark World Autism Month

April 25, 2018

BOSTON, April 25, 2018 – In recognition of World Autism Month, Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s premier behavioral health management company, is proud to share its short film, Michael. The film offers a window into the life of a 13-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other mental health conditions who benefits from…

Beacon Health Options Awards More Than $66,000 in Behavioral Health Community Reinvestment Grants to Five Organizations Serving Skamania County

April 24, 2018

Grants Will Help Develop Non-traditional Pathways for Delivery of Prevention, Early Intervention and Crisis Services A total of $66,100 in Behavioral Health Community Reinvestment grants from Beacon Health Options will enable five local organizations to expand the role of volunteers and peers in the delivery of behavioral health services to Skamania County individuals and families.…

Media Statement by Dr. Nancy Norman, Medical Director of Integration, Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership/Beacon Health Options on the Promote Prevent Commission Report

April 5, 2018

Background The Massachusetts Special Commission on Behavioral Health Promotion and Upstream Prevention (Promote Prevent Commission) was tasked with investigating “evidence-based practices, programs and systems to prevent behavioral health disorders and promote behavioral health across the Commonwealth. The Promote Prevent Commission released its report Thursday, April 5. Beacon Health Options served on the Commission. Statement Too…

Beacon Health Options Names Dan Sheehan as Chief Information Officer

March 12, 2018

Proven IT Veteran to Set Technology Vision for Behavioral Health Company BOSTON, March 12, 2018 – Beacon Health Options (Beacon) announced today that Dan Sheehan has joined the national behavioral health management leader as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Sheehan is responsible for leading the company’s…

Beacon Health Options Names Russell C. Petrella President and CEO

December 7, 2017

BOSTON – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a national leader in behavioral health management, announced that it has appointed Russell C. Petrella, Ph.D. as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He follows Tim Murphy who will serve as a senior advisor to the company. “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Beacon Health…