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Podcast: Listen, Mental Health Matters

Listen, Mental Health Matters

As part of this series for our Speaking of Design podcast, Brian Giebink, behavioral and mental health practice leader at HDR, visits some of the world’s leading healthcare providers for candid conversations about the challenges they face and the opportunities to transform the patient and caregiver experience. This series intends to help us consider new perspectives in our quest to create transformative behavioral and mental health facilities that foster recovery, independence, and a sense of community. 

Don Parker: Hackensack Meridian Health

In the fifth episode of “Listen, Mental Health Matters,” Brian speaks with Don Parker, recently retired president of behavioral healthcare transformation services for Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey. From schools to group homes to care facilities, Parker describes strategies for bolstering the continuum of care and discusses the critical issue of expanding services for both children and adults in a time of unprecedented need for mental health services.

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James Corbett: Initium Health

In the fourth episode of “Listen, Mental Health Matters,” Brian speaks with James Corbett, founder and principal at Initium Health in Denver, Colorado. Their unguarded conversation dives into the top challenges and opportunities that communities face regarding behavioral and mental health — and why local efforts and community-informed decisions are so critical for the future. 

Shannon Sale and Anne Hernandez: Grady Health System

In the third episode of “Listen, Mental Health Matters,” Brian talks with Grady Health System’s Shannon Sale, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, and Anne Hernandez, vice president of behavioral health. Their discussion explores strategies they’ve implemented to improve access to behavioral health care, including integration with existing specialty centers and new outpatient centers, as well as the creation of an employee resiliency clinic. 

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Tom Kozaczynski: Compass Health

In the second episode of "Listen, Mental Health Matters," Brian has an in-depth discussion with Tom Kozaczynski, chief advancement officer at Compass Health. Their dialogue covers the evolving post-pandemic landscape of mental health care and the challenges faced by Compass Health's diverse clientele — the vast majority of whom are experiencing poverty and navigating care through Medicaid.

Stacey Johnson: Riverside Mental Health & Recovery Center

In this inaugural episode, Brian sits down with Stacey Johnson, president of Riverside Mental Health & Recovery Center in Hampton, Virginia, for a discussion about her approach to leading the growth of the organization’s services, designing new environments for care delivery and the personal motivation that drives her to help people who are in need.  

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