KENT, Ohio, September 19, 2023 – Chris Richardson, a well-known behavioral health clinician in northeast Ohio, has joined Coleman Health Services as its Senior Chief Officer of Substance Use Services.
Richardson has over 28 years of experience in behavioral health, addictions and healthcare. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer at CHC Addiction Services (Community Drug Board) located in Akron, Ohio. He also served as CEO at AxessPointe Community Health Centers, a local federally qualified health center. Under his leadership AxessPointe served over 19,000 clients at 5 locations. Mr. Richardson’s additional experience included serving as Program Manager at Oriana House where he was responsible for the oversight of the ADM Crisis Center (detoxification unit).
Richardson received both his Bachelor’s (Criminal Justice) and Masters of Education (Rehabilitation Counseling) from Kent State University where he also served as an adjunct professor. He is licensed as an Independent Clinical Dependency Counselor with Clinical Supervisor Designation and Professional Counselor
“We are thrilled to welcome Chris to Coleman,” Hattie Tracy, Coleman Health Services’ president and CEO said. “At Coleman, our mission is fostering recovery, building independence & changing destinies for individuals & families, and we believe Chris aligns perfectly with our mission and values.”
In addition to his professional experience he is a current board member of the Akron/Canton Regional Foodbank, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Truly Reaching You Ministries, Kent State University Public Health Advisory Council, Kent State Rehabilitation Advisory Council, and Ardmore Inc. He is a graduate of Leadership Akron Class 34 (Class of 2018).
Coleman Health Services is a nonprofit provider of community based behavioral health and addiction recovery services with a focus on whole-person treatment and wellness. Coleman integrates behavioral health treatments with physical health monitoring and social support services such as peer programs, housing, and employment to establish a solid foundation for recovery. Coleman has offices in 12 Ohio counties and provides services in an additional 21 counties.