John McKay joins SummitStone as our first Chief Culture Officer
SummitStone is pleased to announce that John McKay has joined our team to serve as the first Chief Culture Officer for our organization. Over the last several years, SummitStone has been working to enhance our equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts, and it became apparent that to achieve those goals, we need a dedicated professional to guide and direct us as we evolve as an organization. After an extensive, nation-wide recruitment campaign, I am so pleased that we were able to find this talent right here in Northern Colorado. John comes to SummitStone after serving as the Director of Language, Culture, and Equity for Poudre School District for nearly a decade.
John’s career has focused on promoting equitable outcomes for marginalized communities. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Bethel College, Kansas, and his master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kansas. He also holds a Principal Licensure in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. His work in education brought him to recognize the increasing need for advocacy in health equity for diverse identities and cultures, and how viewing our varied communities’ needs through a behavioral healthcare lens can improve outcomes for everyone. John’s extensive experience in team building, systems analysis, and data-driven decision making will help our organization to further our vision of being a place where a diverse mix of talented professionals can accomplish their best work to fulfill our mission of providing unsurpassed behavioral healthcare to our community.
Please join me in welcoming John to SummitStone and the very important field of behavioral healthcare.
From John: “I’m excited for the opportunity to work with so many communities across Larimer County. From kids and adolescents to parents, adults, and the elderly, SummitStone offers so many services to improve each individual’s quality of life. SummitStone is poised to increase our number of employees by nearly a third, and I look forward to growing our impact and leading the way to establish a collective vision focused on social justice and equity in behavioral healthcare.”