St. Johns County Proclaims January 16 as Patti Greenough Day
At the January 16, 2024, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting, Sarah Arnold, Chair, District 2, proclaimed January 16, 2024, as Patti Greenough Day.
Patti Greenough became CEO of EPIC Behavioral Healthcare in 1990 and in 33 years, expanded EPIC from a single focus organization with 1 campus, 14 staff, and a $300,000 budget to a multifaceted behavioral healthcare service delivery system with 6 campuses in multiple counties, 130 staff, and a multi-million-dollar budget.
She successfully led the effort to bring a 16-bed inpatient detox and residential treatment center to St. Johns County as well as other critical substance use and mental health disorder programs and services.
Understanding various community needs, Patti Greenough was an initial member of community boards and workgroups that led to the establishment of critical new organizations including the PACT Prevention Coalition, Betty Griffin House, Juvenile and Adult Drug Courts, West Augustine Weed and Seed Strategy, and the Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition.
Patti Greenough has held state-wide leadership positions such as the Chair of the Florida Behavioral Health Association, President of the Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association, and member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida.
Also, she has been recognized for her leadership through prestigious awards including the Leader of the Year from the Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association, the Florida Distinguished Service Medal from the Adjutant General of the Florida National Guard, Behavioral Healthcare Champion from Behavioral Healthcare Executive, to name a few.