Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Donna Pellegrino, M.S. in the position of vice president of business development. Ms. Pellegrino will be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities as Spectrum continues to expand its continuum of addiction treatment and behavioral health care, including the upcoming launch of the New England Recovery CenterTM for private pay and commercially insured clients.

donna-pellegrino“Spectrum is mission driven and business savvy,” said Kurt Isaacson, chief operating officer.  “Donna Pellegrino embodies these organizational tenets with an educational background in counseling, combined with a demonstrated track record of growing business.”

Ms. Pellegrino has more than 21 years of progressive responsibility in both the nonprofit and for-profit healthcare sectors.  She’s held various positions in the New England market from providing direct clinical care in a variety of settings (hospital, home care, prison, homeless shelter, assisted living, and skilled nursing facilities) to forging long-standing partnerships with professional referral sources.  Ms. Pellegrino holds a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Boston University and a master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from New England College.

“Spectrum was attractive on so many levels,” said Pellegrino.  “Not only do they boast the full continuum of addiction treatment and a reputation for clinical excellence, but the organization is steered by a seasoned leadership team and progressive culture.  Spectrum exemplifies key success traits for a sustainable organization and I’m delighted to join the team.”

Over the past forty-five years, Spectrum Health Systems has become New England’s leading addiction treatment provider, helping thousands of individuals and families overcome addiction and reclaim their lives.  During this time, Spectrum has grown to offer the largest and most comprehensive continuum of care in the region to include residential treatment, an array of outpatient services, peer recovery support and drug-free housing.