Ken Oliver has assumed the role of president and chief executive officer for Glenwood, Inc. Deborah “Lee” Yount announced her retirement from the role after more than 38 years as the leader of the organization that touched the lives of more than 18,000 families last year.
Oliver has more than 25 years of health care, social services and mental health experience. He has served as Glenwood’s chief operating officer since 2013. The private nonprofit organization started by a small group of community leaders with a commitment to providing treatment, education and research in the area of children’s mental health has grown into one of the largest nonprofit behavioral health centers in Alabama.
“There is a tremendous need for the services Glenwood provides. While we have grown tremendously, even over the past three years, there’s still so much to do,” said Glenwood Board Chair Philip Young. “With 20 percent of school children experiencing mental health disorders, and 1 in 59 children being diagnosed with the autism, Glenwood’s work is important to many families. The fact that Ken is stepping in, with the learning curve behind him and a strong leadership team in place, positions Glenwood well to continue helping many families.”
Oliver holds a master’s in public administration from the University of Tennessee and a graduate degree in health care administration from UAB.