Suzanne F. Clifford has been named the new executive vice president of behavioral health at Community Health Network. She began her new role on Feb. 25, replacing Eric Crouse, who retired after nearly 34 years with the network.“Suzanne has a passion for behavioral health in all of its aspects, especially the idea of recovery,” Tom Malasto, chief operating officer of Community Hospitals of Indiana, said.
Clifford most recently has led Inspiring Transformations Inc., an Indianapolis-based consulting firm she founded to help build community coalitions that transform the delivery of mental health and substance abuse care. She previously was appointed by two governors to be director of the state of Indiana’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction, where she was in charge of delivering behavioral health and addiction treatment to more than 100,000 people annually across the state. She also has held multiple internal consulting and management positions at Eli Lilly & Co., all focused on improving outcomes for patients.
Clifford earned a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University, and a bachelor of science in industrial and systems engineering from Ohio State University.