NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ChanceLight™ Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education, the nation's leading provider of behavioral health and education solutions for children and young adults, today announced that executive vice president and chief operating officer Allison O'Neill has been promoted to president and COO. Mark Claypool, who held the title of president and CEO, will continue to serve as CEO and focus on the company's strategic growth.
O'Neill has dedicated her career to the ChanceLight family for nearly 20 years. She started as a certified teacher for Ombudsman Educational Services, ChanceLight's alternative education company. She was promoted to every position within Ombudsman: center director, regional manager, director of center operations, vice president of operations, senior vice president of operations and chief operating officer. In 2013, O'Neill was named chief operating officer of ChanceLight's Education Division, which includes Ombudsman and Spectrum Center Schools and Programs, and in 2016, she assumed responsibility for operations of ChanceLight's Behavioral Health and Therapy divisions.
"Allison is a respected, trusted and valued member of the ChanceLight executive management team," Claypool said. "Every ChanceLight division has benefited from Allison's leadership in developing and executing organizational, instructional and operational strategies, and her expertise in enhancing processes and infrastructure to support new programs is instrumental in supporting the company's continued growth. With Allison as president and COO, ChanceLight will continue to provide behavioral health, therapy and education services to more children, families and school districts across the country. She is a dynamic leader with a genuine servant heart and a person of the highest integrity."
O'Neill earned a bachelor's degree in education from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.
ChanceLight™ is the nation's leading provider of behavioral health, therapy and education solutions for children and young adults. We change the direction of children's lives by offering them the opportunity to create successful, independent futures.
ChanceLight serves more than 18,000 clients and students each day at more than 150 locations in 27 states across three divisions.
ChanceLight Behavioral Health serves children and young adults with autism spectrum and related disorders. ChanceLight Therapy offers physical, occupational and speech therapy services for infants, toddlers, children and young adults who have complex medical and developmental needs. ChanceLight Education includes Ombudsman Educational Services, which partners with more than 100 school districts to serve at-risk students; and Spectrum Center Schools and Programs, which partners with more than 100 school districts to operate schools and programs for students with special needs.
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