Stephanie Sullivan Named CEO of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Stephanie Sullivan, PhD, LMHC, a leader and advocate in healthcare, has been named the next Chief Executive Officer of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), succeeding Barry Bock, RN, who has led the program for the past nine years.
“The Board is excited about Dr. Sullivan joining us, and continuing her long history of servant leadership,” said Board of Directors Chair Brett Painchaud. “She has extensive experience ensuring that underserved patients are cared for in a respectful, dignified manner and that background will be invaluable to BHCHP.”
Dr. Sullivan has spent her career securing equitable access to healthcare for marginalized patients, including people who are incarcerated and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She joins BHCHP from VitalCore Health Strategies, a leading provider of healthcare for correctional institutions. She is also a former assistant deputy commissioner of clinical services for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, managing compliance and oversight for an $850 million contract providing a full range of treatment services.
Dr. Sullivan notes many parallels between correctional and community healthcare. “I am very experienced with indigent populations not getting adequate treatment for substance use disorder, medical, mental health, and other related needs,” she said. “The CEO position appealed to me because it represents the culmination of my life’s work.”