Sunspire Health Desert Palms Appoints Henry Bennett as Executive Director

PALM SPRINGS, Calif.--()--Sunspire Health Desert Palms, a community-based treatment center within Sunspire Health’s nationwide network of addiction treatment facilities offering personalized treatment and addiction recovery services, announced the appointment of Henry Bennett, MHS, as Executive Director. In this role, Mr. Bennett will oversee strategic development of the facility along with daily operations to ensure patients receive the highest quality care and treatment from Sunspire Health Desert Palms’ expert team of medical and behavioral health professionals.

“His extensive background in the behavioral health field and demonstrated leadership as a strong advocate for patients and their families will be a tremendous asset to our facility, as well as the patients and communities we serve.”

Mr. Bennett brings with him more than 30 years of experience in behavioral health and addiction treatment, including program management, patient care and advocacy, and executive operations. He has held previous roles as Executive Director, Company President, Chief Executive Officer and Program Director, among other leadership positions, at both non-profit and for-profit behavioral health organizations, and has a proven track record of expanding visibility and increasing engagement with the surrounding community.

“We are thrilled to have Henry join our experienced and passionate team of professionals at Sunspire Health Desert Palms to help bring effective treatment and support to people suffering from or at risk of addiction,” said Dr. Rebecca Gaba, Clinical Director of Sunspire Health Desert Palms. “His extensive background in the behavioral health field and demonstrated leadership as a strong advocate for patients and their families will be a tremendous asset to our facility, as well as the patients and communities we serve.”

"I am very proud to join such an outstanding team of behavioral health specialists who are dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive evidence-based care to individuals seeking addiction treatment,” said Mr. Bennett. “I look forward to building on our already well-established ties in the greater Palm Springs community and broadening the reach of our care to help more patients and families achieve lasting recovery."

Mr. Bennett holds a Masters in Human Service from Lincoln University and attended Fielding Graduate University majoring in Educational Leadership and Change Degree awaiting completion of Ed.D program.

About Sunspire Health Desert Palms

Sunspire Health Desert Palms, located in Cathedral City, offers comprehensive addiction treatment in the Coachella Valley for residents of Southern California and beyond. Surrounded by views of the desert mountains and palm trees, this facility accommodates patients who are ready to end their addiction for good. Desert Palms uses an evidence-based, personalized approach to care with a combination of one-on-one counseling, behavioral therapy, and medication-assisted treatment. We are proud to offer a specialty treatment track for members of the LGBTQ community, run by therapists who also identify as LGBTQ or who are strong allies with the community. Our safe, supportive environment can treat a wide range of co-occurring disorders as well.

About Sunspire Health

Sunspire Health is a nationwide network of accessible and affordable community-based addiction treatment facilities that offer personalized treatment plans for people of all walks of life, meeting them where they are and guiding them through recovery. Sunspire’s mission is to be a source of hope, knowledge, and support for people and their families affected by substance use disorders. Our vision is to change the course of the addiction crisis and set the standard for quality treatment in the United States. Our facilities offer an array of addiction recovery services across the United States and are able to provide the full spectrum of care including detox, residential and outpatient treatment programs in settings that are designed to promote healing. What distinguishes Sunspire Health facilities is that each one provides quality care for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders from experts and specialists in the field of addiction medicine and mental health counseling provided in a location near you. Our treatment teams utilize the latest advances in addiction medicine and draw on therapeutic modalities that are evidence-based, meaning that extensive studies and research prove that these methods are effective at treating addiction. For additional information, please visit:


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