SPRINGFIELD — Behavioral Health Network (BHN) announced that Steve Winn will take the helm as the organization’s next president and CEO on July 1, as the retirement of President and CEO Katherine Wilson becomes official.
The BHN board of directors selected Winn to succeed Wilson, who has served as president and CEO since the formation of the organization in 1992.
“The opportunity to lead the dedicated staff at BHN is especially gratifying,” Winn said. “They are remarkable in their commitment to BHN’s mission of helping individuals, families, and communities improve the quality of life for those with behavioral and developmental challenges. We will continue to develop and deliver high-quality, team-based, integrated services and supports to those we serve.”
Winn joined BHN in 1995 as vice president and director of the Child Guidance Clinic. He was later promoted to senior vice president and since 2017 has served BHN as chief operating officer.
According George Marion, BHN board chair, “Steve has intimate knowledge of the organization, its people, and its programs. He has established strong partnerships and enjoys an excellent reputation with local and statewide funders, key partners, and stakeholders. In short, Steve has been an important contributor to BHN’s growth and success, and the board believes there is no better person than Steve Winn to assume the role of BHN’s CEO and continue that growth and success.”
Winn has extensive experience in the behavioral-health field. He received a master’s degree in developmental psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical and developmental psychology, both from UMass Amherst. He went on to complete his fellowship at Yale University’s Child Study Center. After Yale, he became a staff psychologist at the University of New Mexico Children’s Psychiatric Hospital, where he also taught in the Department of Psychiatry as an assistant professor of Psychiatry. Winn is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.