APPLETON, Wis. (November 16, 2021) – Catalpa Health, a mental health and wellness service provider for children and adolescents in the Fox Valley, has named Dr. Tracy Guiou, BCBA-D, as its new President. She joins Catalpa following decades of work as a CEO within behavioral health, specifically in autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Guiou negotiated the sale of her multi-state agencies in 2019 to the start-up behavioral health agency Kadiant, LLC and most recently served as their Vice President of Mental Health Services.
“We are very excited that Tracy has decided to join Catalpa, and we look forward to her leadership as we continue to offer services to help children improve their Mental Health”, said Dave Vander Zanden, Board Chair for Catalpa Health. “ Tracy brings a unique background and will be perfectly suited to lead Catalpa into the future. “
As shared earlier this year, current Catalpa Health President and CEO, Mary Downs, will be retiring from the organization on January 7. 2022.
“We wish Mary well in retirement and thank her for her vision and leadership at Catalpa, especially over the last two years as we navigated Mental Health with the impacts of Covid 19. Mary has solidly positioned the organization for continued growth and success.”
Dr. Guiou currently holds licensure as a Psychologist in Wisconsin, Ohio and Georgia and additional certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral level. Her passion for providing high-quality and meaningful treatment for children and their families over the last 25 years continues today, and joining the Catalpa team allows her to extend her impact. She has held multiple board positions for the Ohio Association of Behavior Analysts (OHABA), including that of President. She is a longtime member of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA), and American Psychological Association (APA).
“In accepting this role with Catalpa, I am most excited to work with a dedicated team to further extend the mission of helping children and their families’ mental wellness during an unprecedented time in our communities,” Dr. Guiou said. “Working together, I believe we can wrap our arms more fully around those who need us and play an important part in raising generations of healthier, happier children.
Dr. Tracy Guiou began her transition into her new role with Catalpa Health earlier this month.
Mary Downs, CEO, Catalpa Health