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Acadia Healthcare appoints Heather Dixon as CFO



Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. has announced Heather Dixon has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective July 10.

Dixon succeeds David Duckworth, who is stepping down after more than a decade as the company’s CFO.

Dixon joins Acadia from Everside Health, where she serves as the CFO, providing strategic direction and oversight of company finances.

The new CFO also led Everside Health’s 385 health centres across 34 states, bringing extensive facility-based operational experience to the company.

She has also held senior leadership positions at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Aetna, a CVS Health Company, where she was Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.

Chris Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of Acadia, said:

“The Board and I are thrilled to welcome Heather and believe her depth of experience and financial and business acumen make her a strong addition to the Acadia team.

“Heather is a highly respected senior executive who has a proven track record of strong financial leadership at companies across the healthcare ecosystem.”

Dixon said:

“I am honoured to be named Acadia’s next CFO and build on the Company’s strong financial foundation and leadership as the largest standalone behavioural health company in the nation.

“I look forward to working with Chris and the rest of the leadership team to ensure that we remain well positioned to create value for all our stakeholders while fulfilling our commitment to helping more patients and families in need.”

Acadia also announced that Larry Harrod, Executive Vice President, Finance, intends to retire from Acadia, effective June 30.

Hunter added:

“We appreciate Larry’s many contributions to Acadia since he joined in 2019.

“After a successful career spanning more than 40 years, we congratulate him on his well-deserved retirement.

“Tim is a valued and highly respected member of our team, and we are delighted for him to expand his responsibilities within our organisation.”

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