Rosecrance recently announced a change in leadership, appointing Chris Gleason to Executive Director of Rosecrance Central Illinois.
Chris has worked in the Behavioral Health field for more than 25 years, working in DUI, outpatient and inpatient mental health and substance abuse programs. He is a Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor, he holds a BA from Judson University in Human Services and a Masters from Argosy University in Community Counseling.
Before taking the Executive Director position in February, Chris served as the Rosecrance Outpatient Director and coordinated substance abuse and mental health services at Centegra Hospital. He also served as the Chief Operating Officer at Family Services in McHenry, and most recently is responsible for the start-up and substantial growth of all the Rosecrance McHenry County services over the past five years.
According to Rosecrance CEO/President Philip Eaton, “Chris is a person of deep faith, high character and high professional skills with deep experience in managing and developing addiction treatment and mental health programming. He is a consistent, reliable leader with a focus on quality and empowerment.”
Eaton adds, “We have tremendous opportunities in central Illinois; with the refinement of services, the merger of (former) Prairie Center, the anticipated growth of substance abuse and mental health services, collaborations with key stakeholders and a focus on overall improvement of clinical services – Chris is the absolute best person to lead us during this transition.”
Chris looks forward to this opportunity of exciting change, new responsibility and continuing to uphold the Rosecrance way.