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    1. Chief Executive Officer

      Donald J. Baracskay II, MD, MBA, MSCIS

      Baracskay is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has extensive experience in the mental health and addiction recovery fields. He holds a doctor of medicine degree from the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, a Master of Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Master of Science in Computer and Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.

      “Dr. Baracskay has demonstrated a unique and valuable ability to analyze our business clinically, operationally, as well as financially. He brings a very level-headed, calm and measured approach to leading The Centers towards a bright and strong future,” stated Ralph Fera-McIlwain, the agency’s chief financial officer and interim chief executive officer, in the release.

      The Centers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides child welfare services and mental health and substance abuse treatment services in Marion and Citrus counties.