October 3, 2018 - Milford, CT –Bridges Healthcare, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed John Dixon, LCSW as Chief Executive Officer and President effective September 24, 2018.
With more than three decades of leadership experience addressing complex social issues, Mr. Dixon has served as Deputy Secretary at the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, Associate Commissioner at the New York City Administration for Children's Services, Superintendent at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School and Deputy Director at the New York State Office of Mental Health.
Shaun Mee, Chairman of Bridges' Board of Directors noted, "John is a dedicated human services leader with a deep commitment to improving the lives of adults, children and families who have been affected by mental health issues. He has a long history of engaging consumers both in their treatment and recovery, as well as to improve the quality of services provided. We are excited for the future of Bridges, and very confident that John and the entire Bridges team will work together to meet the challenges of a changing healthcare landscape in the years ahead."
"I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the Bridges Healthcare family," said Dixon. "I am drawn to the creativity and quality of services offered and the willingness of the organization to diversify its portfolio to meet the increasingly complex needs of each community served. I look forward and am fully committed to working with clients, staff and all stakeholders to build upon the accomplishments Bridges has attained over the past 60 plus years, and ensure its viability as a community cornerstone for years to come."
Bridges offers a comprehensive range of mental health, substance abuse and primary care programs and services. More than 10,500 area residents receive services including prevention and outreach from Bridges annually. With its headquarters in Milford, CT, Bridges is the state designated Local Mental Health Authority for Milford, Orange and West Haven and provides services to residents of several other area towns. Bridges is licensed by the State Dept. of Children and Families and the Dept. of Public Health. Nationally accredited by the Joint Commission, Bridges has been providing services to families, children and adults since 1957.