Mr. Merz’s career spans more than 25 years in healthcare administration and behavioral healthcare. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President of Operations at Diamond Healthcare. Prior Mr. Merz was President/CEO of Maine Behavioral Healthcare, a $100M, 1,200 employee integrated behavioral healthcare organization, providing urgent/crisis/ED, inpatient, ambulatory, addictions, developmental disorders, residential, community, case management and integrated services for 1.1M people in Maine.
Mr. Merz holds a Master of Health Services Management and Policy degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University. He has served on national and regional boards, including the National Association of Behavioral Healthcare, and chaired the Behavioral Healthcare Councils of the Maine and Connecticut Hospital Associations. He also was an ACHE Regent for Connecticut.