Michael Godwin, VP at Meridian Behavioral Health, Accepted to Doctorate in Behavioral Health Program

Brentwood, TN (March 19, 2018) – Michael Godwin, Vice President of Meridian Behavioral Health Systems, was recently accepted into the Arizona State University (ASU) Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) Management program.

ASU’s DBH Management Concentration prepares master’s degree professionals to design, deliver, and evaluate integrated behavioral health programs.  Godwin will begin the program this summer.

In his role at Meridian, Godwin specializes in Human Resources, compliance, and business projects. Prior to working with Meridian, he was the Vice President of Human Resources for Eggleston, a 700-employee not for profit agency with 18 locations that provides group home residential services and works to empower and employ people with disabilities. He also worked as a Human Resources executive for Psychiatric Solutions, Inc., and has additional experience with company operations and sales.

Godwin has a Master’s in Business Administration with an International Business concentration from the University of South Carolina. He studied in Dublin, Ireland as well as Columbia and Charleston, SC. He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Business minor from the University of Florida. He has also served as an adjunct professor in the Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources Management degree program for Georgetown University and currently works as an adjunct professor for Old Dominion University for the Strome College of Business. He is the former President of the Hampton Roads Society for Human Resource Management and is a current Board member for the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and a past Board member for the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce.

Godwin holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), and the Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) Human Resources national certifications.

Meridian Behavioral Health Systems provides the full spectrum of behavioral health and addiction services for all populations, including: inpatient psychiatry, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, outpatient services, autism services, and alternative educational programs.  Counseling, therapy, and mental health services are provided for adults, children, adolescents, and families.  Meridian was founded on the principles of Integrity, Caring, Passion, Loyalty, Respect, Accountability and EXCELLENCE.