Joseph Gallagher 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.

Joseph Izzarelli Joseph Izzarelli, Chief Operations Officer
Joseph Izzarelli is a Wyoming native and has been working collaboratively with Wyoming Behavioral Institute’s referral sources – including hospitals and community mental health centers - for many years. Joseph obtained a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a master’s degree in social work from Walla Walla College in Montana. He began his career at Wyoming Behavioral Institute in 2001, working in the Intake Department as an intake/assessment coordinator. He was named the Director of Admissions in 2008. In 2018, Joseph was named Chief Operations Officer.

Michele Berens Michele Berens, Associate 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 associate 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.

Miranda Blajszczak 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 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.

Kristin Sween, MSW, LCSW, Director of Outpatient Services Kristin Sween, MSW, LCSW, Director of Outpatient Services/Vistas
Kristin Sween has worked as a licensed therapist for more than 20 years in Wyoming, in residential and outpatient settings in Laramie, Basin and Cody. She is experienced in group and individual counseling, case management and discharge planning. She also is skilled in mental health and substance abuse treatment program development and management. Kristin obtained her bachelor's in psychology from Colby College in Waterville, ME, and her master's degree in social work from Boston College in Massachusetts. Kristin joined Wyoming Behavioral Institute in 2014 as the Director of Outpatient Services and was named the Director of Vistas inpatient substance abuse treatment in 2017.