Morton, Lansen and Dillon Join DLC Board of Directors

Morton, Lansen and Dillon Join DLC Board of Directors

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 the appointment of Edward Morton, Thomas Lansen, MD, and Sue Dillon to the Board of Directors. Each will serve a three-year term.

Edward A Morton, Contractor to Wasmer Schroeder Strategies, brings more than 45 years of leadership, finance, strategic planning, and healthcare experience to his board position. Prior to working with Wasmer Schroeder, Morton spent 34 years with NCH Healthcare System, Inc., serving as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer.

Edward is very active in the community and currently serves as a member of the Health Facilities Authority of Collier County; Chairman Emeritus of the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation; Trustee of Florida Gulf Coast University; Director of Greater Naples Area Board of Directors; Director of Leadership Collier Foundation; Chairman of Kaiser University Advisory Board of SWFL; Chairman of Seaside Bank Advisory Board; Director of the Cancer Alliance of Naples; Director of the Collier County 100 Club.

Edward will serve on the Board’s Strategic Planning Committee.

Thomas Lansen, MD, a neurosurgeon, brings with him more than 45 years of clinical experience to his board position. Thomas specialized in cerebrovascular neurosurgery. He served as the Chief of Neurosurgery; Director of Operations, Neurosciences, of Westchester Medical Center; and Professor of Neurosurgery at New York Medical College. He is a fellow of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and American College of Medical Executives. He was named a Best Doctor by New York Magazine from 2003 to 2013, when he retired from active practice. He has served as a medical commentator on Fox and PBS television.

Thomas is currently a member of Collier Coalition for Health Minds, a coalition charged with the development and implementation of Collier County’s first-ever, five-year strategic plan for mental health and addiction services.

Thomas will serve on the Board’s Clinical Operations Committee.

Sue Dillon, a retired fundraising professional and active community leader, brings with her more than 40 years of nonprofit management experience to her board position, including the areas of fundraising, board development, communications, and community collaborations. She worked for Booz Allen Hamilton in London, England, and then spent more than 12 years serving as Vice President of Development and Public Relations at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, before retiring.

Sue currently serves as the President of Greater Naples Leadership, where she has been an active volunteer for more than six years. She also volunteered with the Guadalupe Center, serving as Vice President of the Advisory Board, Development Committee Member, and Co-Chair of its signature fundraiser. She previously served on a committee for Community Foundation of Collier County and was on a Member Policy and Public Relations Committee for Pelican Bay.

Sue will serve on the Board’s Development Committee.

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 290,000 treatment sessions. To learn more, please call 239-455-8500.

Nov 02, 2020 | News & Events, Press Releases

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