Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Senior Vice President and COO Carl E. Clark II Elected to RCPA Board of Trustees
Villanova, PA – May 15, 2017 – Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare, announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Carl E. Clark II was elected to the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association’s (RCPA) Board of Directors. Clark was elected to a three-year term (July 1, 2017–June 30, 2020) by the RCPA Board, and voted into office by the membership, on May 12, 2017.
As a Trustee, Clark will work with his fellow RCPA board members to further the organization’s mission to represent providers of health and human services committed to effective, efficient and high-quality care. Clark will also assist with RCPA’s legislative and lobbying activities in Harrisburg, Pa., including fostering relationships with members of the Pennsylvania House and Senate who support the human services sector. With more than 330 members, the majority of whom serve more than one million Pennsylvanians annually, RCPA is among the largest and most diverse state health and human services trade associations in the nation.
“I am thrilled to be part of the RCPA Board of Trustees, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to make positive contributions that will continue to push this organization forward,” said Clark. “As a board member, I have an opportunity to work even more closely with our provider community, which will enable RCPA members – including Devereux – to find ways to enhance our collective programs and services. I am also excited to work with my colleagues – who operate similar programming across Pennsylvania – to generate awareness around our services and to strongly advocate for the individuals we serve every day.”
About Carl E. Clark II
Carl E. Clark II holds more than 20 years of behavioral healthcare and human services experience. He joined Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health in February 2015 as senior vice president and chief operating officer, where he currently oversees all operational aspects of the nonprofit’s network of 15 centers/campuses across 13 states.
Prior to Devereux, Clark served in a variety of roles over a 20-year period for NHS Human Services – a leading provider of education and human services to individuals with special needs – including regional executive director, senior vice president of program operations and, ultimately, executive vice president. Before NHS, he was the special assistant to the executive deputy secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. Clark holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from Penn State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University. He serves on the Board of Youth Services Alliance of Pennsylvania.
About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations providing services, insight and leadership in the evolving field of behavioral healthcare. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, the non-profit operates a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year. Focused on clinical advances emerging from a new understanding of the brain, its unique approach combines evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement. With nearly 7,000 employees working in programs across the nation, it is a recognized partner for families, schools and communities, serving many of our countries most vulnerable populations in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.
Programs are offered in hospital, residential, community and school-based settings. They include: Assessments; Interventions and Support; Transition and Independent Life Services: Family and Professional Training; Research and Innovation; and Advocacy and Public Education. For more than a century, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has been guided by a simple and enduring mission: To change lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences. www.devereux.org.
With more than 330 members, the majority of who serve well over 1 million Pennsylvanians annually, Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA) is among the largest and most diverse state health and human services trade associations in the nation. RCPA advocates for those in need, works to advance effective state and federal public policies, serves as a forum for the exchange of information and experience, and provides professional support to members. RCPA provider members offer mental health, drug and alcohol, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injury, medical rehabilitation, physical disabilities, and aging services through all settings and levels of care for individuals of all ages. Visit www.paproviders.org for more information.