Stephen M. Merz, FACHE

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Stephen M. Merz, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Officer of Maine Behavioral Healthcare

Stephen Merz, FACHE, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Maine Behavioral Healthcare, has more than 20 years of experience as a healthcare executive. Previously he was the Vice President and Executive Director of Behavioral Health at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, one of New England’s largest hospitals.

Starting as an administrative fellow in 1995, he assumed ever-increasing responsibilities over more than 20 years in New Haven becoming vice president and executive director of behavioral health. He undertook a number of initiatives to help transform and integrate mental health care into the larger system and the community, including programs that brought mental health care into other medical services and setting up transitional support for patients returning home.