George Shopland Takes on Leadership of Community’s Mental Health Provider
New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, the four-county nonprofit provider of mental health and substance use recovery services, has welcomed its new CEO, George Shopland.
Shopland is an accomplished healthcare executive with both local and national experience in leading programs that help adults and children coping with mental health challenges and substance abuse. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Most recently Shopland served as the Director of the Institute for Mental Health at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, where he was responsible for all clinical, operational and financial aspects of the program as well as community education and integration with other providers.
“We did a nation-wide search for the right combination of passion, expertise, enthusiasm and experience,” says Patricia Austin, Chairman of the Board. “We were fortunate to find all of those qualities in someone just down the road from us, so that in addition to all of his other fine attributes, George knows Florida’s policies and procedures and has been able to hit the ground running.”
Shopland joins New Horizons as the organization celebrates its 60th anniversary as the community’s mental health and substance abuse provider for St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties, serving more than 14,000 adults and children each year. Our former CEO, John Romano, recently retired from New Horizons after thirty years of service.
“I’ve been impressed with the commitment of New Horizons to its nonprofit mission and to every person we serve,” says Shopland. “As we celebrate the organization’s sixty years of service, the staff and I look forward to building on the work of those who have gone before us and enacting our vision for improving access, care, and opportunities for success for our clients, their families, and the community as a whole. “
New Horizons is the most comprehensive mental health and addiction recovery agency in the region, with nine offices across four counties serving 14,000 children and adults annually, regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more, please visit www.nhtcinc.org or call (772)696-2729.