David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health Names Mary Ann Guerra Named Chief Clinical Officer

David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health Names Mary Ann Guerra Named Chief Clinical Officer

Naples, FL – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, announced that 30-year DLC veteran clinical leader, Mary Ann Guerra, will serve as the Chief Clinical Officer. The newly created position is part of the Executive Management Team. This new executive organizational structure will aid in ensuring DLC continues to provide the highest of quality care in current practices while advancing new evidence-based programming.

Mary Ann has more than 35 years of experience as a psychiatric nurse and a behavioral health administrative and clinical expert in a variety of treatment settings including hospitals, inpatient, residential and outpatient services. She joined DLC in 1993 and has served in numerous leadership roles during her tenure, including Director of Acute Care Services, Director of Nursing Services, Infection Control Officer, Director of Quality Improvement & Organizational Performance (QI), and most recently as a QI Consultant. Prior to joining DLC, she served as the Nurse Manager of Psychiatric Services at Victoria Hospital Partnership in Miami, Florida.

As the newest member of the Executive Leadership team, Mary Ann will provide oversight to the Clinical Directors who manage the Acute Care, Crossroads Addiction Recovery, Access and Outpatient Therapy, and Community Services divisions. She will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer on development of the new Collier County Central Receiving Facility to be managed by DLC, as well as other important strategic initiatives in DLC’s future. The new behavioral health center is expected to open in 2024 and will more than double the capacity of DLC’s inpatient crisis stabilization services.

Mary Ann earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing with a minor in psychology from the University of Miami. She is affiliated with the American Nurses Association, Florida Nurses Association, and Collier Nursing Association. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Southwest Florida nonprofit David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC) is a national leader providing compassionate, advanced, and exceptional mental health, substance use, and integrated healthcare solutions, available for children, adolescents and adults. DLC’s innovative treatment includes inpatient, outpatient, residential, and community-based services – a comprehensive system of care funded by community and government support. Each year, DLC serves more than 9,000 people through over 300,000 treatment sessions. To learn more, please call 239-455-8500 or visit www.DLCenters.org.

May 19, 2022 | Press Releases

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