(Plain Press, August 2017) The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County formally announces its unanimous decision to select Valeria A. Harper, MA, CDCA, as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer effective August 1, 2017. Ms. Harper follows William M. Denihan, current CEO who will be retiring on July 31, 2017, to lead the organization.
Harper, a veteran in the behavioral health system for over 35 years, most recently served as Vice President of Operations for the ADAMHS Board and has been employed by the Board for nearly 30 years.
“Valeria has the grounded understanding of where we’ve been, where we need to go in the future, and I have every confidence in her,” said retiring Chief Executive Officer William Denihan. “She is a first-class professional and individual who has dedicated her career to the people of Cuyahoga County. I am thrilled to pass the baton to her.”