CLINICAL SERVICES MANAGEMENT
Joseph Gallagher, CEO
Joseph Gallagher is Wyoming Behavioral Institute's Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gallagher brings many years of executive level experience in behavioral and general medical facilities. Prior to joining Wyoming Behavioral Institute, he was a managing partner of Behavioral Healthcare Strategies, a strategic behavioral healthcare management firm based in Warwick, New York. Mr. Gallagher began his health care career as a registered nurse and earned his BSN and MBA from St. Joseph's College in Maine.
Shea Ward, Chief Operations Officer
Michele Berens, Assistant Administrator
Michele Berens is a Casper native who attended Casper College and the University of Wyoming. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Northern Arizona University in 1989 and her Master's of Business Administration from Franklin University in Ohio in 2008. She began her career at WBI in 1990 as psychiatric technician. She has grown through the ranks of the hospital, progressing from mental health worker to lead case manager. In 1998, she took the position of adolescent service program director and staff development coordinator. In 2001, she was promoted to director of risk management, performance improvement and environment of care at WBI. Michele was named assistant hospital administrator in 2013. In addition to her experience with WBI, Michele worked in Cody as a family preservation specialty and adolescent group home and therapeutic foster care supervisor and counselor.
Mandy Blajszczak, Director of Nursing
Mandy Blajszczak serves as Youth Acute Nurse Manager and was recently promoted to Director of Nursing. She obtained her associate's degree in nursing from Casper College and her bachelor's in nursing from the University of Wyoming. She is pursuing a Master's of Business Administration in Healthcare Management. Mandy began her career at WBI in early 2005 as a registered nurse on the children's unit. She continues to have a special interest in the child and young adolescent population. Mandy is a significant proponent of trauma informed care and evidence based practice and strives to implement these into the care provided at WBI.
Maegan Kemery, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services
Maegan Kemery is a licensed therapist. She completed her master's in social work at Wayne State University in Detroit, and her bachelor's in social work at Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Maegan worked as an outpatient substance abuse therapist prior to joining WBI's adult unit. Her previous experience also includes working with parents and children receiving assistance from family services and corrections system inmates. She has worked in mental health settings for more than 10 years.