Barbara Meyers has been selected as chief executive officer of Gateway Behavioral Health Services.
She will assume her new role effective July 1.
Meyers joined the staff at Gateway Behavioral Health Services in 2003 and has served as its chief clinical and operations officer since April 2012. She received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from San Diego State University, her master’s in counseling psychology from the Professional School of Psychological Studies in San Diego and her MBA in health-care administration from the University of Phoenix.
“I am deeply honored by the opportunity to serve Gateway as its new CEO,” Meyers said. “We have amazing staff, best practice services and a strong commitment to quality and collaboration within the communities we serve. I look forward to guiding Gateway to a new phase of growth and development.”
Meyers will succeed Dr. Frank Bonati, who will retire after 10 years with Gateway.
“After a thorough and deliberate selection process, the board of directors is delighted that Barbara Meyers will lead Gateway. Barbara has a long and exceptional career,” said Howard Lynn, chairman of Gateway’s board of directors. “She brings the right combination of knowledge, depth and experience to take us to the next level at a time when health care is undergoing massive changes.”
Gateway Behavioral Health Services is Coastal Georgia’s largest public nonprofit behavioral-health and developmental-disability service provider. Its service area includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties. The $37-million-a-year organization has a staff of more than 300 and includes four nonprofit subsidiary corporations.