Coleman Professional Services Names Tracy President/CEO

KENT, Ohio — Coleman Professional Services this week named Hattie Tracy as its new president and CEO. Tracy is currently senior vice president of clinical operations for Coleman Professional Services. She will succeed, effective Aug. 7, Nelson Burns who is retiring after nearly 36 years in the role. 

“We are thrilled with the selection of Hattie Tracy to be our next President and CEO,” says Kris Syrvalin, board chair. “Our organization’s strategic plan has us poised to continue our growth and our ability to provide the best integrated care to the clients in our service areas. Hattie was involved in that planning and is the right person to lead us in that exciting direction.”

Tracy brings nearly 20 years of behavioral health and human services experience, with over 10 years in executive team roles. She has a masters degree in public policy and administration from Kent State University and a masters of social work from The Ohio State University. She is a licensed social worker in Ohio.

“I entered this field because I wanted to make a difference for the people we serve,” Tracy says. “Leading Coleman is the best way I can think of to have that positive impact.”

Tracy was chosen from more than 100 applicants in a national search.

Coleman Professional Services was founded in 978. It offers comprehensive behavioral health, residential, employment, and supportive services. IEarlier this year, Coleman earned the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic designation from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, one of 11 such designees in the state. This will allow Coleman to provide fully integrated health services across six Ohio counties.

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