Dr. 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 by the organization's board of directors.
Lindstrom was selected following a national search for a successor to Dr. David Shern, who announced last December his intention to retire.
Mental Health America Board Chair Pender McElroy said: "We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Lindstrom take the helm of Mental Health America. He is ideally suited to carry forward the organization's historic and leading role in advancing the health and well-being of Americans. He brings extensive experience, sound business judgment, and, perhaps most importantly, a deep and longstanding commitment to the mental health movement."
Dr. Lindstrom said: "I am excited to assume the leadership of Mental Health America and honored to follow in the footsteps of Dr. David Shern, who has laid the groundwork for it to continue to be a vital and sustainable contributor to this country's well-being. I look forward to collaborating with the Mental Health America board, staff, and affiliates, and consumers and stakeholders in creating and implementing meaningful and positive change."