The David Lawrence Center board of directors announces the appointment of Scott Burgess to Chief Executive Officer. Burgess will officially start Jan. 6, 2014. He will succeed David C. Schimmel who has held the position since 1989.
“I’m very excited to put my experience to work in partnership with the amazing staff and Board at the David Lawrence Center, local organizations and the community towards increasing awareness, decreasing stigma and expanding access for mental health and addiction issues in Southwest Florida. I look forward to meeting the challenges ahead and embracing the opportunities. I’m truly honored to be taking the helm of such a well-respected, supported and growing organization as the David Lawrence Center,” said Burgess. Information: 239-455-8500 or visit www.davidlawrencecenter.org.