Jim Clarkson Joins WestBridge as Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director

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WestBridge, spearheading treatment in co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, welcomes Jim Clarkson as new leadership guiding strategy and management initiatives.

WestBridge is a safe, validating and empowering place for recovery. I'm thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic treatment center that considers the family as well as the individual."

WestBridge, Inc., a premier behavioral health treatment and recovery agency with locations in Manchester, New Hampshire and Brooksville, Florida specializing in helping individuals and families challenged by co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders today announced that Jim Clarkson has joined the company as Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director.

In this position, Clarkson will be responsible for company initiatives to enhance WestBridge’s national footprint, managing relationships with third party payers, state and national regulators and other industry thought leaders while also leading corporate outreach efforts and synchronizing WestBridge’s extensive training and marketing activities. He will also be responsible for shaping corporate strategy and growth capitalizing on opportunities in the evolving healthcare landscape.    

“Jim is an accomplished, high-energy and well-rounded health care executive deeply committed to individuals and families and making systems more welcoming, person-centered and outcomes driven—while also developing and managing the resources required to carry it out,” said Mary Woods, CEO of WestBridge. “His extensive experience as a managed care executive, agency director, nationally recognized trainer, clinician and recovery advocate will deepen and enhance the strong leadership team already in place at WestBridge.”

She continued, “Jim knows both the business and clinical components of behavioral health exceptionally well. He just finished leading NAADAC’s highly successful first Addiction Professional Business Learning Collaborative and we look forward to having Jim’s expertise as an additional resource in-house.”

Clarkson comes to WestBridge from Via Positiva, Inc., a behavioral health consulting, training and technology firm specializing in helping mental health, addictions, and other social service providers create and implement business and strategy plans to maximize resources and position for success within the current healthcare environment. Prior to that, he was Vice President at Value Options, Inc.—the nation’s largest private behavioral health and wellness managed care company.    

“I am excited and honored to be invited to join the WestBridge Team,” said Clarkson. “WestBridge is a national leader in providing person and family centered co-occurring treatment and recovery services. They have working partnerships with the leading academic institutions who are doing the research on best and evidence based practices. They have created an environment that people love to be a part of—clients, families, employees, referral sources—modeling wellness in action and you can see it in every part of their organization. It is a safe, validating and empowering place for recovery. I am very glad to be a part of it.”    

For more information about this release or about WestBridge please contact:
Ryan Mulholland
RMulholland(at)WestBridge(dot)org
(603) 634-4446 ext. 117

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