Announcing Roger Barnhart, CEO with Prelude Behavioral Services

Prelude Behavioral Services’ Board of Directors announced today that they have selected Roger Barnhart, MHA to serve as the organization’s interim CEO beginning October 1, 2020, as Prelude’s current CEO, Ron Berg is retiring as of October 15th. Berg stated, “with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, Roger brings extensive executive level experience to Prelude and is well prepared to lead the organization in future initiatives.”

Roger holds a Master’s in Health Administration and anticipates finishing a Community Health Management Certification this year. His experience as a healthcare consultant spans multiple settings, including acute care hospitals and skilled nursing, along with mental and behavioral health facilities. He has helped organizations throughout the mid-west accomplish goals relating to patient care and community health initiatives, business and revenue development, along with building high performing, mission driven teams.

“I was inspired by the board’s dedication to the future of Prelude, and I am eager to get started,” says Barnhart. “Seeing the lives of both patients and families negatively impacted by substance abuse or behavioral health, the work of Prelude is amazing in helping others find recover to lead productive lives within their communities. It is difficult but rewarding work, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of that process with Prelude.”

Questions regarding this transition may be directed to
Iowa City: 319-351-4357 | Des Moines 515-262-0349

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