SARASOTA — Sarasota Memorial Health Care System appointed Terry Cassidy as the executive director of Bayside Center for Behavioral Health.
Cassidy assumed the position on April 23, according to a press release. She succeeds Ken Alexander, who retired after 25 years of overseeing the organization's mental health and addiction programs.
Cassidy is a licensed independent clinical social worker. During her career, she has been involved in launching a new partial hospital program and intensive outpatient facility in central Massachusetts; facilitating a community coalition for prevention and intervention of substance abuse and misuse in Massachusetts; leading a task force of legislators, government officials, school officials, social service providers and community leaders to address the needs of homeless families in central Massachusetts; and developing a day treatment program for Latino men and women recovering from addiction in Boston.
Previously she was interim executive director of behavioral medicine and regional director of partial hospitalization and outpatient programs at Tenet Healthcare in New England.
Bayside Center for Behavioral Health offers inpatient psychiatric treatment for adults, adolescents and children.