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Bridgehaven names new CEO

Stewart Bridgman

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bridgehaven Mental Health Services has named Stewart Bridgman its new president and CEO after a national search to replace Ramona Johnson, who is retiring after 23 years with the organization. Bridgman, currently chief operating officer at Bridgehaven, has worked there for 25 years and will officially start his new role on July 1.

Prior to serving as COO, Bridgman served as a part of the quality review team and as a program manager. Bridgman will remain active in the mental health community. He is currently board chair for the Louisville chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), serves on the board of trustees at UofL Health – Peace Hospital, and has served on the Kentucky Art Therapy Licensing Board.

He attended Warren Wilson College, is a licensed professional art therapist, and obtained his MBA degree at the University of Louisville. Bridgman brings a global perspective to the position, having traveled the world during his upbringing by his missionary parents, but considers Louisville his adopted hometown.