Discovery Behavioral Health Appoints Shelley Plemons as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Growth

LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2023 ~ Discovery Behavioral Health, Inc., an expanding network of evidence-based mental health, substance use and eating disorder treatment centers, has appointed Shelley Plemons as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Growth. She will report directly to President and CEO John Peloquin.

Plemons brings 30 years of experience in the behavioral health industry to her new role. She has held senior management positions at several behavioral health hospitals, including Chief Operations Officer for Clearfork Academy, a five-star residential treatment program for adolescents; Corporate Vice President, Business Development and Patient Access at New Vista Behavioral Health; and CEO for WellBridge Healthcare. Additionally, she has served as an independent consultant for behavioral health and substance use treatment centers.

Plemons began her career by consulting for psychiatrists in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas. She earned certification as a licensed drug counselor but ultimately decided to focus her career on business development and admissions. Over the past three decades she has consulted for 190 hospitals in sales training best-practices policies and procedures, and personally trained more than 10,000 admissions professionals.

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She holds an M.A. in psychology form Amberton University in Garland, Texas and a B.A. in speech communication from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Plemons is excited to join Discovery Behavioral Health as a permanent home for her skills and experience: "There are many companies in the behavioral health industry," she says,"but Discovery Behavioral Health uniquely reflects John Peloquin's vision of optimizing outcome and long-term recovery that supports the client not only during initial treatment but for the rest of their lives."

John Peloquin is equally enthusiastic about Plemons' appointment: "Shelley has a passion for developing best practices through implementation of processes and systems," he says."She is a dynamic trainer, bringing new skills and innovation to the sales and admissions team. She uses a team approach in the development and integration of new standard operating procedures."

With Shelley Plemons' extensive experience in the field of behavioral health now part of Discovery Behavioral Health's team, they are well positioned to continue their growth into one of the leading providers of evidence-based mental health services across the country.
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