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Leah Vail promoted to VP of Forensic Services

Meridian is excited to announce the promotion of Leah Vail to Vice President of Forensic Services. With 18 years’ experience in mental health and criminal justice, Leah’s career includes a dedication to decriminalizing mental illness locally, state-wid e and nationally. She joined Meridian in 2005 as a forensics specialist, and was promoted to Forensic Program Director […]

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Employee and Community Awards 2016

Meridian honored employees and supervisors demonstrating outstanding customer service and commitment to support of our mission at the 2016 Annual Board of Directors meeting last week. Congratulations to our winners and thank you for an exemplary year of service to our clients! Employee & Supervisor of the Year Award Employees and supervisors who demonstrate outstanding […]

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Hurricane Matthew – Update

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for safety, Meridian will be cancelling all outpatient services and will be closing all our outpatient and administrative offices on Friday October 6th, 2016. Our crisis and residential service will remain open; Emergency Screening, CSU, Detox, Residential, PHP, group homes and transitional living will remain operational. Meridian’s […]

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Steps To Wellness – National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. For the past 27 years, September has been a celebration of achievements of the millions of Americans who are in recovery from mental and substance use disorders. At Meridian, we’re kicking off our involvement in Recovery Month by hosting the Steps To Wellness- First Annual Luncheon, today at 11:30 a.m. […]

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Morelle Sinclair promoted to VP Finance and Accounting/Comptroller

Meridian is proud to announce the promotion of Morelle Sinclair to the position of Vice President of Finance and Accounting / Comptroller. Morelle joined our team in February as a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) accountant. Prior to her employment at Meridian, Sinclair worked as an accounting clerk at Blocker’s Furniture and Carpet in Ocala. […]

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Transitional Jobs program receives $10,000 CDBG grant

Meridian is excited to announce the award of $10,000 for our Transitional Jobs Program! Funding was provided by the Community Urban Development Block Grant (CDBG), a program run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This grant provides resources to organizations that address pressing needs in their communities. At the July 12 County Commission […]

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MHFA Training Set for July 12

This training has been cancelled. To register for an upcoming session, contact Yahaira Waters at the phone and email listed below. Meridian is now registering participants in Mental Health First Aid for Adults to be held Tuesday, July 12, at the Gainesville Police Department, located at 545 NW 8th Avenue. This eight-hour training will run […]

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Corneilson named new CFO

Meridian appoints John Corneilson new Chief Financial Officer Meridian Behavioral Healthcare is happy to announce the promotion of John Corneilson to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Corneilson joined Meridian in 2014 as Vice President of Finance and Accounting / Comptroller. Prior to joining Meridian, Corneilson served as Director at Luther Springs Camp and Retreat […]

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New VP Marketing, Communications & Advancement appointed

Meridian appoints Laurie Michaelson, MAdv., VP of Marketing, Communications & Advancement Meridian is proud to announce the appointment of the organization’s new Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Advancement, Laurie Michaelson, in April. Prior to the appointment, Michaelson served as Meridian’s Director of Marketing Communications since 2014. In her new role, Michaelson will oversee marketing, […]

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Superhero-themed Summer Camp for Kids

It is officially summer and at Meridian that means SUMMER CAMP!! Last Monday Meridian kicked off a superhero-themed day camp for children entering first through fifth grades experiencing trouble focusing due to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder and disruptive behavior disorder. This eight-week program, dubbed the Super Flexible Thinker Training Camp, features group and individual treatment designed […]

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