SCRANTON – Teresa (Terri) Lacey of Clarks Summit has been named executive director of The Commonwealth Medical College’s Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) and will begin her new position Aug. 15.
In her new role as executive director, Lacey will continue to convene BHI’s 100-plus-member advisory committee, in addition to developing training programs in behavioral health for primary care physicians and other health professionals. She will also engage the community in regard to behavioral health awareness and measure the effectiveness of BHI’s varied programs, including maintenance of a web site repository for comprehensive information about local behavioral-health resources, and various task forces, including those dedicated to suicide prevention and autism.
Lacey is a graduate of Marywood University’s School of Nursing and is a certified professional in healthcare quality (CPHQ) and a Six Sigma Black Belt. She and her husband, David Lacey, have two children, Kaitlyn and Thomas.