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(PHOENIX – Nov. 19, 2019) – Southwest Behavioral and Health Services (SB&H) today announced that Karen Evers, a recognized business leader with over 21 years of human resources and facilities experience, has been appointed to the board of directors.

Currently a senior vice president of human resources & facilities at Nautilus Insurance Group, Evers has been leading HR teams for over 13 years, working in a variety of industries including nonprofit, healthcare and insurance. Evers is president of the Arizona Insurance Institute and a director on the national Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association Education Foundation board. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and her Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

“Karen is an accomplished leader joining our board at an exciting time,” said Southwest Behavioral & Health Services CEO Steven Sheets. “As we continue to hit new milestones because of our innovative approaches to behavioral health, Karen’s unique perspective will complement our board’s vision for the future as we strive to build stronger communities.”

About Southwest Behavioral & Health Services

Incorporated in 1974 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services provides services in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties. Our Mission: “We inspire people to feel better and reach their potential. Through helping people discover their strengths, we improve our communities.” SB&H offers an array of programs to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve. These include outpatient mental health treatment and psychiatric services including medication monitoring; assistance for persons with addictions; intensive inpatient care for persons in crisis; residential housing, in-home and supported housing services; prevention services, community outreach and school-based counseling; services throughout the lifespan for members with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); and four opioid replacement clinics throughout the state that are working tirelessly to save lives and help alleviate the statewide crisis. More recently, integrated care and value based contracting have been initiated to offer a more flexible and culturally sensitive approach to clients served and resolve the historical challenges of fragmented care. For more information on SB&H, please visit www.sbhservices.org.

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