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Brent Aberg named executive director of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado

Villanova, PA – July 14, 2020 – Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare, today announced that President and CEO Carl E. Clark II has selected Brent Aberg as executive director of Devereux Colorado, based in Westminster, Colo. 

As executive director, Aberg will oversee the care and treatment of more than 1,100 children and adolescents, annually, who are living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences. Devereux Colorado provides comprehensive care for youth – ages seven to 21 – in the areas of campus-based and short-term intensive residential programs, a school-based day treatment program, and community-based services. 

“Brent is a results-oriented and mission-driven leader who possesses comprehensive, well-rounded expertise in the areas of behavioral healthcare, finance and management of, and fundraising for, nonprofits,” said Clark. “He is an excellent fit for our organization, and I am excited to welcome him to the Devereux leadership team.” 

About Brent Aberg

As Devereux Colorado Executive Director, Brent Aberg brings 25 years of nonprofit healthcare and human services leadership experience to this position. 

Prior to joining Devereux, Aberg served as an assistant professor of business at Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa. During his time at Waldorf University, he served on various university committees, was an academic advisor to approximately 25 students, and was a faculty advisor for the student Warrior Business Club. Before this, Aberg spent nearly 20 years as executive director of Mosaic, a Forest City-based provider of support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He also worked as an administrator of Lutheran Health Systems (various locations in North and South Dakota), where he managed a skilled nursing facility and had responsibility for the organization’s independent senior living and home health services, among other areas. 

Aberg has earned the following academic degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.; and a Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He is a member of the Forest City Community School District Advisory Committee, and has been a guest lecturer – focusing on intellectual disabilities – for North Iowa Area Community College since 2015. In addition, Aberg has served in various community volunteer leadership roles, including: the Forest City Economic Development Committee, member; Boys Scouts of America, cub master and Leadership Council member; youth basketball coach; and the Hanson Family Life Center board of directors, member.

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 special education pioneer Helena Devereux, the organization 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 more than 7,500 employees working in programs across the nation, Devereux is a recognized partner for families, schools and communities, serving many of our country’s most vulnerable populations in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, education 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 living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences. www.devereux.org.

About Devereux Colorado

Founded in 1943, Devereux Colorado is Colorado’s premier facility for the treatment of psychiatric, emotional and behavioral differences in children and adolescents – ages seven to 21. Located in Westminster, Devereux Colorado provides comprehensive care for youth – ages seven to 21 – in the areas of campus-based and short-term intensive residential programs, a school-based day treatment program, and community-based services. Community-based services, offered throughout the Denver metro area, include: medication management, intensive home-based services, outpatient services and supported employment for adults with intellectual/development disabilities. www.devereuxco.org

 

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