Dick Jacobs recently succeeded Jerry Kassab as president of Aspire Health Partners. Dick has served as CEO of Aspire Health Partners since the organization was created by the merger of Seminole Behavioral Health, Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare Inc. and the Center for Drug Free Living in July of 2013. He assumed the added responsibilities of president upon Jerry’s retirement, and we look forward to his active involvement with mhca.
Dick holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Certified Addictions Professional. During his 34 years with The Center for Drug Free Living, he co-wrote or collaborated on numerous SAMHSA grants for projects involving intensive collaboration of community services and systems. He is a Board Member of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, a field reviewer for the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) on Intensive Outpatient Treatment (CSAT), and is active in research efforts with the CTN at The Center. He is also currently involved with ADM and the University of Miami in the Peer Quality Improvement Project.