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Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, announces today the appointments of new Chief Financial Officer Catherine Saltz and Vice President of Clinical Services Lisa Blanchard.

Lisa Blanchard & Catherine Saltz Photo

“As the needs of our community continue to grow, so does our team,” said Kurt Isaacson, CEO of Spectrum Health Systems. “Top-notch talent and strong leadership is essential to combatting the opioid epidemic and providing the most innovative and effective addiction treatment possible.”

Saltz, CPA, brings over 25 years of financial and administrative management experience to her new position, including 18 years as the CFO for various companies. Saltz most recently served as the chief financial officer at Acadia Healthcare where she was responsible for opening a 120-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital in Dartmouth, Mass. In her new role, Saltz will be responsible for the oversight of financial resources, monitoring the utilization of services to meet organizational goals and ensuring quality customer service, excellence in service delivery and the provision of safe and dignified facilities for clients and staff.

Blanchard, MA, LMHC, joined Spectrum as an intern in 1999. By 2000, she had transitioned to intake manager and was completing her degree in psychology. Blanchard continued to grow within the company and has held multiple positions, including counselor, program director, director of outpatient operations and most recently executive director of outpatient and inpatient operations. In her new position, Blanchard will develop new programs for clients, improve access to treatment and continue moving the company into the new era of addiction treatment and recovery – to include a strong focus on behavioral health.

“We are immensely proud of the internal education and growth paths we’ve fostered at Spectrum that allow exemplary employees like Lisa to start as an intern and reach the level of vice president,” noted Isaacson. “We are equally proud of our ability to attract sought-after industry veterans, and we’re confident that Catherine will make a powerful addition to the team.”

This year has been a notable one for company growth, as Spectrum also recently welcomed Sherry Ellis as chief operations officer and David Nefussy as vice president of business development while opening three outpatient treatment centers.

Spectrum Health Systems is committed to recruiting top-talent and providing its valued employees with education, growth opportunities and a rewarding career. For more information and current job openings, visit our website.



About Spectrum Health Systems:
Based in Worcester, Mass. and founded in 1969, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, nonprofit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider. Spectrum offers the largest and most complete continuum of addiction treatment in New England -- including inpatient detoxification, residential rehabilitation, outpatient services, medication-assisted treatment and peer recovery support. Its subsidiary, The New England Recovery Center provides onsite detoxification and inpatient addiction treatment exclusively for commercially insured and private pay clients. For more information, please visit or