Kansas Mental Health Leader, Bill D. Persinger, Jr., retiring as CEO of Valeo Behavioral Health Care, Inc.

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 22, 2024)

Today, the Board of Governors for Valeo Behavioral Health Care, Inc. announced Bill D. Persinger, Jr., who was served as the organization’s CEO since November 2015, will retire in August.

Persinger has dedicated his life’s work to helping people. For most of his 50-year career, he has held leadership roles in four of the Kansas Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs), which are charged with providing the public mental health safety net services, including comprehensive mental health rehabilitation.

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Valeo provides services to anyone who lives, works or resides in Kansas.

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Valeo provides essential mental health emergency care 24-Hours a day, 365 days a year at our Crisis Center.

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Valeo’s Recovery Center provides essential life-saving detox and substance use recovery services every day of the year.

Providing Mental Health & Substance Use Recovery Services Since 1967

Since 1967, Valeo Behavioral Health Care has served the Topeka and Shawnee County area and has been the designated mental health authority for Shawnee County. Throughout the years, our services have expanded and evolved to better suit our persons served needs.

“Valeo” is Latin, meaning “to be well.” Our Community understands that mental health is essential to overall health. Treatment benefits the individual, family, public health, safety, and community resources.

Our vision is to keep behavioral health care person served driven, to close the gap on mental health needs and services offered, and provide early screening for mental health and substance use disorders.

At Valeo, we serve the mental health and addiction needs of anyone who lives or works in the State of Kansas. We’re equipped and experienced in delivering a full range of services to treat the most complex mental health issues. We offer 24-Hour crisis services and 29 programs among nine locations. Together we build a safer, healthier community.