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Jefferson County
Spindletop Center CEO Names Scott Strang as New Chief Clinical Officer
News Release
Monday, October 15, 2018

BEAUMONT, Texas — Spindletop Center’s Chief Executive Officer Holly Borel has named Scott Strang, Ph.D., M.B.A., as the new chief clinical officer.

“We are thrilled to have Scott join the Spindletop Center team,” said Borel. “Scott has many years of experience both as a psychologist and in high-level positions in numerous behavioral health capacities, which made him a perfect candidate for the chief clinical officer position. He’s going to be a great asset for the Center and we’re very excited to have him here.”

Strang most recently served as chief operating officer at The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (intellectual and developmental disabilities), Harris County’s state-designated Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority, for the past nine years.

During his tenure at The Harris Center, Strang provided leadership and oversight over all four clinical divisions (Mental Health, IDD, Forensic Mental Health and Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Programs) and three major support departments (Accounting and Finance, Information Technology and Facility Services). There, he contributed to the expansion and diversification to the agency’s $280 million revenue and 54,000 served.

Strang directed the implementation of a “walk-in” open access model and the elimination of a 1,600-person waiting list. He also lead the formulation, valuation, implementation and reporting for the agency’s 27 Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Programs that contributed more than $30 million annually in federal funds to support service expansions, redesign and community collaborations. He provided oversight of the SB1185 Jail Diversion program and served as project director for the renovations of the new agency headquarters and post hospitalization crisis residential facility.

In addition to his work with The Harris Center, Strang served as executive director at APS Healthcare Midwest in Arkansas, chief operating officer at Ridgeview Psychiatric Hospital and Center in Tennessee, outpatient licensed psychologist at Evelyn M. Frye Clinical Associates, Inc. in Tennessee, and program director at St. Louis State Hospital in Missouri, among other positions.

Strang holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri at St. Louis.

“I’m proud to be a part of the wonderful things Spindletop Center is doing for Southeast Texans,” Strang said. “They’re devoted to providing support and services for Jefferson, Hardin, Chambers and Orange counties, and I’m honored to begin contributing to those efforts.”

For more information, contact Lane Fortenberry, public relations and marketing administrator, at or 409.839.1046.

Spindletop Center is a non-profit healthcare organization specializing in behavioral healthcare, intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance use disorders for each stage of life. Our Center serves more than 8,000 people annually throughout Jefferson, Hardin, Orange and Chambers counties and has campuses in Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange and Silsbee. We promote healthy living in our community through innovative and best-practice options that meet the unique needs of every family.

The mission of the Spindletop Center is to help people help themselves by providing resources and supports.

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