Raymond Waller, director/administrator at Ascension Brighton (Mich.) Center for Recovery, will chair the AHA's Behavioral Health Council in 2020, and Robert Trestman, M.D., chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va., will serve as chair-elect. Joining the council in 2020 are: Craig Aasved, CEO of Shodair Children’s Hospital, Helena, Mont.; Victor Armstrong, vice president of behavioral health, Atrium Health, Charlotte, N.C.;  Jill Howard, senior director of behavioral health, LifePoint Health, Nashville, Tenn.; Louis Josephson, president and CEO of Brattleboro (Vt.) Retreat; Jess Shatkin, M.D., professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and pediatrics in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, NYU Langone Health, New York; and Helen Strike, president of Allina Health’s River Falls (Wis.) Area Hospital and Regina Hospital, Hastings, Minn. The council advises AHA on policy and advocacy activities and provides a forum for strategic discussion of issues important to behavioral health providers and the field as a whole. For more information, on AHA’s work on behavioral health visit www.aha.org/behavioralhealth.

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