Stephen M. Merz, FACHE
Merz Healthcare Consulting
Stephen Merz is a consultant who focuses on behavioral healthcare. His career spans nearly 30 years in healthcare administration and behavioral healthcare. Most recently, Mr. Merz served as interim president/CEO at Diamond Healthcare, a national behavioral healthcare management company. Previously, he served as president/CEO of Maine Behavioral Healthcare, an integrated behavioral healthcare organization, and as vice president/executive director of behavioral health at Yale New Haven Hospital. Mr. Merz’s work focuses on integrating behavioral healthcare into the healthcare system, including establishing alternatives to acute care settings, developing novel approaches for chronic conditions such as depression, and ensuring behavioral healthcare services are financially strong. Mr. Merz has served on national and regional boards, including the National Association of Behavioral Healthcare, as chair of the Behavioral Healthcare Councils of the Maine and Connecticut Hospital Associations, and as ACHE Regent for Connecticut. He is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.