Metropolitan Human Services District Seeks Executive Director

MHSD fulfills its statutory role as the planning body for behavioral health (mental health and addictive disorders) and developmental disability services for residents of Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes by ensuring that eligible residents in these parishes have access to person-centered and recovery focused supports designed to optimize their success in the community. Since his appointment in 2008, Executive Director Judge Calvin Johnson (retiring in 2013) has created a senior leadership team that has established fiscal stability at the agency, strengthened community-based services, and created the district’s first crisis care continuum. Under Judge Johnson’s leadership, MHSD also has established a single point of entry to mental health, addictive disorder and developmental disabilities services for adults and children.  

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The next Executive Director will be an experienced, creative, and proven senior leader ready to take the helm of transitioning MHSD to a high-performing agency. MHSD is a person-centered, continuum of care agency providing research-based/outcome-focused programs and services to the Greater New Orleans area. The next Executive Director will be responsible for agency-wide strategic planning; maintaining community and partner relationships; staff management; and able to offer subject area knowledge and expertise in addictive disorders, developmental disabilities and mental health services.

This search is being managed by Heather A. Eddy, CFRE, President and CEO of Alford Group Executive Search. If interested, complete the online information at and thereon submit their cover letter and resume. No resumes will be accepted via email.