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Versique Search & Consulting Client, Meridian Behavioral Health, Hires Addiction Recovery Executive, Dave Johnson, as CEO

Versique Search & Consulting client, Meridian Behavioral Health, has hired tenured Addiction Recovery Executive, David Johnson, as Chief Executive Officer.

Johnson brings over twenty years of substance use disorder operations experience to Meridian Behavioral Health. Most recently, Johnson served as CEO of Buena Vista Health & Recovery Centers. Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Buena Vista Health & Recovery provides drug and alcohol detox and treatment services with multiple locations focused on inpatient and outpatient treatment, medical detox, and medication assisted treatment (MAT.) Johnson’s previous experience also includes serving as CEO at Traditions Treatment Network (Evergreen, CO), and San Cristobal Behavioral Health (Taos, NM), respectively.

“The recent hire of Dave Johnson as CEO of Meridian Behavioral Health was perfect fit and collective win for both,” says Matt Anderson, Versique’s Sr. Practice Director, Healthcare Leadership. “Dave’s operational and strategic experience leading other addiction recovery programs will ensure for safe, quality patient care and outcomes, drive continued growth by identifying new opportunities, while creating greater efficiencies for the organization.”

Meridian Behavioral Health, LLC, New Brighton, MN, is a private equity sponsored, substance use disorder addiction recovery program providing evidence based, full continuum of care to adults. MBH currently has twelve inpatient/residential locations for men, women and LGTBQ community, and eight outpatient programs throughout Minnesota. The for-profit organization employs approximately 800 total employees.

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