Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Aurora Mental Health Center
Location: Aurora, Colorado, United States
Randy C. Stith, PhD, Chief Executive Officer at Aurora Mental Health Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Mental Health.
Dr. Stith has been working in mental health for 50 years and has been CEO for 40 years. Aurora Mental Health Center has grown into a comprehensive family service system with 19 facilities and 500 employees under his watch, and is now the largest child service system in the Rocky Mountains. He takes comfort in affecting people positively, and knows patients have a better life because of him. Dr. Stith holds a 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council for Behavioral Health, and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Colorado Psychological Association, as well as a founding member of the IMHL.
During his high school days, Dr. Stith worked part time at an old fashioned orphanage, and by the time he entered college he knew that he wanted to work in mental health. He has always had a passion for trying to find a better way to help families without being intrusive in their lives, and still chooses to be effective without having children taken out of the home or put in a hospital. Dr. Stith holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University. He was a psychologist in the St. Louis State Hospital from 1968 to 1970, and worked as deputy director of Weld County Mental Health from 1971 to 1978. He joined Aurora Mental Health Center in 1978.
During the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting, Dr. Stith was living in the area, and responded to the event by placing the community and families of Aurora at his center’s primary responsibility. He is proud of his staff and community, who pulled together to cope with the tragedy. Today, Dr. Stith still lives in the area. He and his wife have 11 grandchildren, and together they enjoy travel and the grandchildren’s various events, including sports, dance, drama, and plays.
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