A prominent behavioral health administrator’s efforts to merge two Massachusetts nonprofit organizations into a full-service addiction and mental health provider agency has earned him a United Way leadership award.
Kevin P. Norton, president and CEO of Northeast Behavioral Health, will formally receive the North Shore United Way’s 2012 LIVE UNITED Leadership Award in late September, according to an announcement released last week. Northeast Behavioral Health, located north of Boston, is the agency that resulted from the merger of CAB Health and Recovery Services, Inc., and Health and Education Services two years ago.
As stated in a news release, the award traditionally recognizes a nonprofit leader who by example galvanizes an organization to enact long-lasting change. The North Shore United Way has never before recognized a leader in the addiction or mental health community with this award.
The former chief administrator at CAB Health and Recovery Services will be presented his award from another former CAB chief executive: Victor Capoccia, PhD, now a nationally prominent consultant and senior scientist for the quality improvement collaborative NIATx.