John Sheehan - Harbor Behavioral Health Treating the whole person and the triple aim of healthcare

John M. Sheehan currently serves as President/CEO for Harbor since August, 2013. Prior to joining Harbor, he was a consultant for All Tier Health Care Consulting (2011-2013) working on health care integration projects for various organizations around the country. Mr. Sheehan served as Vice President of Behavioral Health Services for BayCare Health System (Clearwater, FL) from 2001 – 2011. In his position at BayCare, he reported to the System President and oversaw community and hospital based behavioral health operations which included 250 inpatient beds and 43 outpatient treatment sites covering 5 counties in west central Florida. Mr. Sheehan was responsible for the administration of programs with annual revenues of approximately $75 million and 800+ employees. John also has experience in being the Director of Case Management (Assertive Community Treatment) and as a federal grant writer.
Mr. Sheehan received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. John holds a certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt and in October, 2016 John received status of Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
John has over 20 years’ experience in the health and human services arena and has refined his knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas of defining and measuring clinical excellence, strategic planning, growth, operational performance and human resources management.
As the current President/Chief Executive Officer of Harbor, Mr. Sheehan has grown the company through a merger with Behavioral Connections of Wood County, expanding services to cover Lucas, Defiance, and Wood counties. His leadership has forged innovative relationships between Mercy Health, ProMedica and St. Luke’s health systems in Northwest Ohio, in order to enhance care through a more integrated, coordinated healthcare model and meet growing community mental health needs.
Mr. Sheehan is married to Bethany, they have three children Hannah, Jack and Gabrielle and grandchildren Lilly, Magnolia and Wyatt.