LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix House California, the state's leading nonprofit substance abuse services organization, announced today that Shawna R. Morris, MPA, FACHE, has joined the organization as senior vice president and executive director. She will be responsible for all programs and services in California, including the operations of Phoenix Houses of Los Angeles, Phoenix House Orange County, and Phoenix House San Diego.
"Phoenix House will greatly benefit from Shawna's vision, knowledge, and expertise in healthcare management," says Timothy Noonan, Chairman of the Board of Phoenix House California. "Her strengths in strategic planning, operational excellence, program development, revenue growth and change management will be instrumental in carving a sustainable future for the organization."
A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Morris comes to Phoenix House with experience spanning over 26 years and impressive credentials in healthcare management.
Most recently, she served as vice president of Mental Health Services at Burrell Behavioral Health in Missouri where she enhanced addiction treatment services and expanded wraparound services for adults as well as eating disorder services and collaborations with primary care providers. From 1997 to 2014, she held a variety of positions at the Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas, ranging from director of marketing and business development to chief operating officer. In her role as COO, Morris was accountable for creating and executing the Menninger Clinic's strategic plan and building successful internal and external business relationships. She earlier served in high-level management positions at ValueMark Healthcare Systems, Inc. and Human Affairs International, Inc.
Her focus on servant leadership has created better outcomes in-patient, staff and community partner support, as well as improvements in the quality and cost effectiveness of patient care.
Morris graduated from the University of Kansas with a Master of Public Administration in 2002 and received a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Psychology from Grace College.
About Phoenix House
Phoenix House is the nation's leading nonprofit provider of substance abuse treatment and prevention services, helping more than 7,000 men, women and teens each day overcome addiction and sustain recovery. As the Mission Statement confirms, "we are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorder and related mental health conditions." Phoenix House has nearly 150 programs in eleven states: California, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia and the Metro DC area. For more information, visit www.phoenixhouse.org.
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