McLean Executive Named President of Association of Behavioral Health System

May 18, 2000 -- Belmont, MA -- Michele L. Gougeon, executive vice president and chief operating officer for McLean Hospital and president of McLean Health Services Inc., has been elected president of the Massachusetts Association of Behavioral Health Systems (MBHS).

The MABHS is the only trade association in Massachusetts whose central purpose is to focus on inpatient mental health and substance abuse issues. The MABHS strives to advance the practice of high quality, cost-effective psychiatric and substance abuse care for its member hospitals who treat the most acute mentally ill patients in the Commonwealth.

Gougeon also is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Big Brother Association of Greater Boston. She holds an appointment as Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Gougeon received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., a Master of Science in Policy Research and Development from the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. Gougeon currently resides in Wayland with her husband and two children.