Wayne Lindstrom, a behavioral health executive with more than 40 years of experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit fields, has been named the new president and CEO of Mental Health America, an advocacy organization that is helping people live mentally healthier lives.
He earned his PhD from MSASS in 1986. He also holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh and an undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University.
Lindstrom previously served as chief executive officer of Crossroads, a comprehensive community-based behavioral health care organization serving children, youth and families in Mentor, Ohio. Prior to his work with Crossroads, Lindstrom founded SocioTech, an organizational consulting firm that specialized in transforming and enhancing the performance of not-for-profit organizations.
Earlier in his career, he was responsible for managing public and private behavioral health managed care programs for United Health Care and others. He also directed Ohio's single state authority for alcoholism and drug use prevention and treatment services.