CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Dan Strellner, president and chief executive officer of AbbeHeath, a UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids affiliate, has announced plans to retire effective December 31, 2017. Strellner led AbbeHealth for 17 years.
Strellner joined AbbeHealth in 1980 and served in several capacities in the organization prior to being named president and CEO in 2000. During his tenure Strellner guided the development of the AbbeHealth organization through a series of partnerships and affiliations that now provide mental health and aging services to more than 17,000 children and adults in a nine county area. As a result AbbeHealth is a premiere outpatient behavioral health and aging service provider in Eastern Iowa.
AbbeHealth Board of Directors are also pleased to announce Kathleen Horan will succeed Strellner. Horan has served AbbeHealth as vice president for Aging Services for the past seven years and in her new appointment, will serve as executive director at Aging Services in addition to her new role as president and CEO of AbbeHealth, effective January 1, 2018.
AbbeHealth has a long history of providing quality mental health and aging services to the communities we serve and is well positioned for the future thanks to Dan Strellner’s leadership.” said Trish Ellison, AbbeHealth Board Chair. “Kathy Horan is the right person to lead our network of affiliate organizations in the coming years and we look forward to continuing to help individuals achieve their optimum level of independence and success under her leadership.”
AbbeHealth is a regional non-profit organization that provides behavioral health and aging services to more than 17,000 adults and children. AbbeHealth employs approximately 535 people across 25 locations in nine counties and was incorporated on August 16,1991 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to provide mental health and aging services that assist individuals to achieve optimal success and independence. The scope of services has expanded over the years and our affiliate organizations now provide a wide array of behavioral health and aging services throughout our region. Together our affiliates serve adults, children, and families in Linn, Benton, Buchanan, Delaware, Fayette, Johnson, Jones, Cedar and Iowa counties.
AbbeHealth, Inc. became an affiliate of UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids in January 2017.
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