CHCB names Jeffrey McKee CEO

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CHCB names Jeffrey McKee CEO

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 1:32pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Community Health Centers of Burlington (CHCB) announced today that Jeffrey McKee, PsyD, has joined the organization as Chief Executive Officer.

A native of Rutland, Dr McKee graduated from Castleton University with a Bachelor’s degree in in Psychology. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Indiana State University before returning home to Vermont. Working first at Rutland Mental Health as the Director of Children’s Services and then at RRMC, he demonstrated a passion for developing programs and services that met some of the community’s most pressing health care needs.

As the Vice President for Community and Behavioral Health for RRMC, he was instrumental in increasing access to outpatient mental health services, expanding inpatient psychiatric care, opening an opiate addiction treatment center, and implementing a community-wide care management system.

“I am truly thrilled to be joining the Community Health Centers of Burlington, which have such a strong history of providing excellent care to all within the communities it serves,” Dr. McKee shared. “I have never met staff or leadership more committed to, and energized by, the mission of the organization. CHCB’s work to maintain continuous access to care through the COVID-19 pandemic serves as a shining example of their commitment and the vital role they play in the health of our community.”

Dr. McKee was selected after an extensive and uniquely engaged national search process in which staff and the Board of Directors were invited to join a search committee, attend Zoom interviews with the candidate, and provide feedback via an anonymous survey. Angela Comeau had been acting CEO.

“The Board of Directors is excited to welcome Dr. Jeffrey McKee as the next CEO of Community Health Centers of Burlington,” said Board President, Robert Gibson. “Jeff’s clinical leadership at Rutland Regional Medical Center and deep appreciation for integrative health will serve him well at CHCB. Respected across the state, Jeff brings a strong track record for building effective collaborations with community partners. Jeff is mission-driven and well positioned to lead CHCB forward.”

Since 1971, the Community Health Centers of Burlington have provided quality health care for Vermonters regardless of financial or insurance status. One of 12 Federally Qualified Health Centers in the state, CHCB has eight locations and is one of the largest nonprofit family health and dental practices in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information on their services and programs, visit www.chcb.org.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant H80CS00311, the Community Health Centers and Homeless Healthcare Program, at $3,035,000, 12 % of our funding. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Source: BURLINGTON, VT - Community Health Centers of Burlington 7.9.2020