Executive Management

Michael G. Kennedy President and CEO Arun Pinto, MD Senior Vice President & Medical Director Terry Lawson VP of Human Resources
Cindy Gilmer VP of Clinical Services Pat Kennedy VP of Clinical Services David Moore VP of Quality Improvement
    Beth Koch VP of Decision Support

Mike Kennedy President & CEO

Mike Kennedy is President and Chief Executive Officer for HSC. Mike joined HSC in 1976. He oversees the clinical and administrative programs for mental health and substance abuse programs of HSC. Since being promoted to president in 2014, Mike's interest has been in the development of clinical and administrative skills of the direct service and supervisory staff.

Mike has a wide range of experience within HSC and has worked as an activity therapist in a day treatment program, live-in manager at a residential facility, direct service provider and supervisor of a community-based crisis program for youth, and a prevention specialist for adolescents. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master’s degree in special education.

Arun Pinto, M.D. Corporate Medical Director

Arun Pinto, M.D., is chief medical officer and vice president at HSC. He is a working psychiatrist and supervises staff physicians, as well as provides oversight for contractual physicians who work at company facilities. Dr. Pinto holds an appointment as a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, where he teaches third year medical students and family practice residents.

Prior to working at HSC, Dr. Pinto was the chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. He was also a part-time medical director for the Department of Psychiatry at Methodist.

Dr. Pinto received his medical degree from Seth G.S. Medical College in Mumbai, India. He completed a residency in adult psychiatry at Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals in 1977 and followed with a fellowship in child psychiatry at the same institution. He is board certified in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry.

Terry Lawson VP of Human Resources

Terry Lawson has worked for the organization since December, 1976 and in Human Resources since 1980. She is responsible for management of Human Resources for the entire corporation. Terry attended college at Ambassador College in Pasadena, California and received her certification in Human Resources (PHR) in 1997.

Cindy Gilmer VP of Clinical Services

Cindy Gilmer, LCSW has worked for HSC since 1982. She obtained her masters degree in social work from the University of Illinois - Urbana in 1982. Cindy, initially came to HSC to provide community based services for individuals with symptoms of mental illness. Her experience includes, residential group homes, community crisis work, and liaison activity between HSC and a variety of area organizations and services. In her role as VP of Clinical Services, Cindy works as a member of the executive management team to provide leadership to HSC's Community Crisis Center and Adult Outpatient Services, an array of services designed to assist individuals with symptoms of mental health and substance abuse issues.

Pat Kennedy VP of Clinical Services

Pat Kennedy, LCSW has worked for HSC since 1978. She obtained her masters degree in social work from the University of Illinois - Urbana in 1983. Pat initially worked with crisis services, and then in outpatient mental health programs. Since 1991 she has worked with adult substance use programs, providing both direct services and supervision in outpatient and residential settings. In her role as VP of Clinical Services, Pat works as a member of the executive management team to provide leadership to HSCs assessments & admissions services, programs providing treatment for substance use issues including medication assisted treatment, and the emphasis on the integration of various substance use treatment services within the primary health care settings.

David Moore VP of Quality Improvement

David Moore is the Vice President of Quality Improvement and works with staff to review and revise processes for improvement across both primary and behavioral health programs. David has served as a consultant / coach for state and federal initiatives; instructing other change leaders from across the country regarding process improvement techniques. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bradley University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Beth Koch VP of Decision Support

Beth Koch is Vice President of Decision Support at HSC. She joined HSC in 1988 and has held a number of administrative management positions during her many years with the company. Beth leads organizational efforts associated with obtaining and maintaining accreditations, licensures and certifications with major funders and The Joint Commission. As well, Beth evaluates data from clinical and other systems to assure senior management and others have the data and information to properly evaluate current strategies, contracts, and projects. In addition to these and other responsibilities, Beth leads the agency’s efforts in the privacy, security, and management of health information.