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(PHOENIX – Sept. 12, 2019) – Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health, today announced that Stephen Thompson has joined the organization’s board of directors.

“Stephen brings a wealth of financial management experience to the board,” said CEO of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Steven Sheets. “He is a seasoned executive with ‘Big Four’ accounting experience. The unique perspectives and experience he will bring will continue to support our efforts to meet the ever-changing needs of the communities we serve.”

Thompson currently owns a franchise of SYNERGY HomeCare that operates in the Phoenix metro area; SYNERGY is a non-medical home care agency that provides respite, personal care and companionship for the elderly or those recovering from illness, surgery and childbirth and the disabled. His past professional experience includes executive positions with OneWest Bank, Countrywide Bank and Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

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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