A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIR
Our Staff Our caring professional staff of more than 255 employees provided services to over 5,600 individuals in 2006-07. The staff consists of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, physicians, registered nurses, psychologists, licensed counselors, social workers, master’s-level counselors, bachelor’s-level case managers, administrative and support personnel.
CSU Staff: 50 employees
Administrative & Support Staff 70 employees
Adult Services: 63 employees
Medical Services 36 employees
Children’s Services Staff 36 employees
Old Fashioned Pot Luck Picnic To kick off Spring, the Coastal family, including our children, gathered for a day of good old fashioned fun. We fired rr y, Diane Be wer and re B to y s d n, Ju Thank Thompso with a “Special , Dr. Jerr y rs to a ordin Picnic Co sign. ” rs o s Spon
up the grill, cooked hot dogs and hamburgers, and savored each other’s tasty potluck dishes. Adults and
The Board of Directors of Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., proudly joins the staff in presenting Coastal’s 2006-2007 Annual Report. If you are among the many that supported Coastal this year and in the past, we take this opportunity to thank you for your help in making Coastal one of the most effective organizations of its kind in the country. If you are reviewing this report to help you decide whether to become a Coastal supporter, we thank you as well. Simply by your consideration of the case for supporting Coastal you demonstrate your fundamental concern for the well-being of those members of our community which Coastal serves. It is customary in messages such as this to speak of the challenges the organization has faced in the preceding year, and our successes in meeting those challenges. That is no less so for Coastal in 2006-2007. We operate in a rapidly-changing environment of economic concerns and reduced public funding for mental health and substance abuse care. The same economic stresses cause increased demand for our services, in addition to the demands of serving a growing community. As Coastal supporters, you should be proud to know that the dedication of our professional staff, leveraged by smart, innovative management leadership, is meeting these challenges and that the organization is in a stronger financial position than it was a year ago. Your Board of Directors is committed to maintaining this approach in the coming year, as we believe that only by maintaining financial strength do we provide our superlative professional staff with the resources needed to fulfill Coastal’s mission: To provide behavioral healthcare services that exceed expectations for quality, availability and satisfaction. Please join me in welcoming Patricia Anderson of Longboat Key and Dudley Carson of Sarasota to Board membership, as well as Sarasota’s Jim Allan, former director and Board chair who was able to rejoin us this year. All the Board joins me once again in thanking you for taking the time to learn of Coastal’s successes, and its needs, and for your help in truly “Caring for Our Community”.
children alike enjoyed the fun of
traditional picnic games with sack races, a water balloon throwing contest, and a rousing game of baseball!
Cord C. Mellor
Coastal Cruisers “Walk for the Cure”
To provide behavioral healthcare services that exceed expectations for quality, availability, and satisfaction.
Board of Directors
In October 2006, Coastal staff and their families participated in the 14th Annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” for the ds “Walk reast n ie fr d n ily a for b staff, fam ness and funds Coastal re a w a e rais Cure” to arch. se re r e c can
Walk held at the Sarasota Polo Grounds in Lakewood Ranch. Our team raised $2,388.00 through donations and pledges. This is one example of how
our staff demonstrates “caring for our community” beyond their daily work.
Officers: Cord C. Mellor, Chair Tim Gissal, Vice Chair Pat Anderson, Secretary Jack Donoghue, Treasurer Norman L. Kreisman, Director Emeritus Board Members: James C. Allan S. Dudley Carson Nancy Detert
Julie Mackey Marge Maisto Dr. Larry Thompson Dr. Jim Woods, Past Chair Past members: Ted Dunn, Past Treasurer Albert F. Hogle Father James Kelly, 1997-2007 Joan McGill Major Darrell Stinger