Ronald “Ron” Morton, MPA, CBHE, has over 30 years of experience in healthcare and human services in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Morton is the current Vice President of the Healthcare Division with The Meyers Group, a national executive search and consulting firm specializing in healthcare, behavioral health, and human services.
With a background in business and public administration, Mr. Morton has been highly successful in leadership roles including chief financial officer, chief operating officer, and chief executive officer. Prior to joining The Meyers Group, Mr. Morton was the chief executive officer of Centerpoint, a public/private local management entity in North Carolina. In that role, Mr. Morton led the organization through its transition from a county agency to a public managed behavioral health entity. He also had significant leadership roles in professional associations in North Carolina.
Over his career, Mr. Morton has earned a reputation as an innovative leader in both management and provider organizations. Mr. Morton’s success in operations is matched by his insight for systems and public policy development as evidenced by his productive relationships with governing boards and a myriad of community, regional, and state stakeholders. Mr. Morton has experience in engaging public and private (non-profit and for-profit) organizations in the management and provision of behavioral health, disability, rehabilitative and primary health care services.
His practice with the Meyers Group focuses on executive searches, succession planning, and recruitment of key clinical, administrative, and financial leaders. During the past five years, Mr. Morton has facilitated leadership transition plans that include the creation or clarification of governance models, Board roles, and responsibilities, Board/CEO relationships, and alignment of CEO/organization performance with Board adopted plans and goals. In addition to his work with individual organizations, Mr. Morton has led education and training events on these topics for state provider associations, Mental Health Corporations of America, and The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.