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New Coleman CEO is named

KENT — Hatie Tracy has been named as the new president and chief executive officers of Coleman Professional Services.

Currently the senior vice president of clinical operations for Coleman, Tracy was named to the post Monday. She will replace Nelson Burns, who is retiring Aug. 7.

Tracy has a long history in the behavioral health field. She brings nearly 20 years of experience, with more than 10 years in executive team roles. She has a master’s degree in public policy and administration degree from Kent State University and a master’s of social work from Ohio State University. She is a licensed social worker in Ohio.

“I entered this field because I wanted to make a difference for the people we serve,” Tracy said. “Leading Coleman is the best way I can think of to have that positive impact. I am so excited to work with the board, the senior leadership team and all of our 900 employees to put those we serve right in the middle of Coleman’s core values.”

Tracy was chosen from more than 100 applicants in a national search.

Coleman Professional Services was founded in Kent in 1978. It offers comprehensive behavioral health, residential, employment and supportive services. For information, visit ColemanServices.org.

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