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Chief Executive Officer


Mexico, MO


Torrington, CT


Torrington, CT


Arthur Center Community Health’s Chief Executive Officer, Terry Mackey, will be retiring in the coming months after an impactful career of service in the cause of community mental health and clinical services including the last 27+ years leading the organization. A national search is underway to identify and recruit top-notch candidates to compete for this rewarding leadership opportunity.   


This presents an unparalleled and transformative leadership chance to steer The Arthur Center, a $20m Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) deeply rooted in community health and comprehensive care services, through the evolving landscape of healthcare. The future holds the expansion of healthcare demands in the face of limited resources, the integration of behavioral health with physical healthcare, a heightened focus on outcomes, the impact of social determinants of health, prevention strategies, and escalating standards for quality, compliance, and public accountability. The incoming CEO will navigate these challenges while upholding The Arthur Center's mission of “Inspiring Community Health and Wellness.”



As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Arthur Center, you will assume the lead role in guiding the organization towards achieving its mission. This entails overarching responsibility for the performance of the center across programmatic, administrative, and financial domains. Your leadership will be crucial in collaborating with the Board to forge and enact The Arthur Center’s strategic vision. You will lead the development of innovative programming strategies, cementing The Arthur Center's reputation as a cornerstone of community health impact. Your role involves guiding, mentoring, and empowering the executive leadership team while collaboratively setting and accomplishing programmatic and financial objectives that ensure the center’s long-term stability. Furthermore, you will cultivate a culture of excellence, service, and accountability, upholding these standards personally and across the organization.


As the Arthur Center’s most visible advocate, the CEO’s responsibilities extend to articulating the center's plans and policies to a wide array of stakeholders and fostering meaningful relationships and resources vital for achieving the center’s objectives. This includes active participation and engagement within the community, strengthening The Arthur Center’s role as a critical provider of comprehensive health services across Audrain, Callaway, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, and Monroe counties. Your leadership will be instrumental in driving forward The Arthur Center’s commitment to a patient-first approach, integrating behavioral health with physical healthcare, and enhancing the quality of life for those served.



To be successful leading Arthur Center, the “Ideal" candidate should:


  • Have strong integrity, demonstrating unwavering honesty, ethical practices, and a commitment to transparency.

  • Exhibit high emotional intelligence, capable of understanding and managing one’s emotions and influencing others, to lead with empathy and maintain a supportive environment.

  • Have a mission-focused and supportive leadership style, with a relentless drive to align all decisions and actions with The Arthur Center’s vision of care and a patient-first approach, as well as valuing professional development, recognizing contributions, and promoting an inclusive and respectful culture.

  • Be flexible and balanced, adept at navigating healthcare changes, balancing clinical and financial health, and fostering innovation while maintaining mission focus.

  • Have experience in behavioral or community health, showing a deep understanding of the multifaceted health needs of diverse populations to lead comprehensive, integrated health services. Experience in FQHC and/or CCBHC is preferred, indicating a deep understanding of regulatory, operational, and service delivery models unique to these settings.

  • Possess business acumen, with a strategic mindset to navigate financial complexities, manage budgets, and ensure organizational sustainability and growth.

  • Have a deep commitment to patient care, demonstrating compassion, empathy, and a holistic approach to health that aligns with community values.

  • Have the drive and desire to engage actively with the community, building partnerships, enhancing public trust, and advocating for health equity through collaboration with leaders, officials, and consumer groups.

  • Have recruitment and retention expertise, demonstrating a successful track record in making The Arthur Center an employer of choice.

  • Minimum education requirement: Bachelor’s degree, with a preference for candidates holding a master’s degree to support complex decision-making and strategic planning.

  • Preference for candidates residing near or willing to relocate to Mexico, Missouri, to foster a deep connection with the community and enhance responsiveness to local health needs.



​The Arthur Center, originally founded in January 1961 as the Audrain Missouri Child Guidance Clinic, has evolved significantly over the decades in response to changing mental health care needs and legislation. Established to address the increasing need for community-based mental health care, it became the first private, federally-funded community mental health center in the U.S. in 1968, named East Central Missouri Behavioral Health Center. By 1992, in honor of land donors Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Arthur, it was renamed Arthur Center and expanded its services to become a comprehensive regional mental health provider. Following financial challenges and a community-led initiative to retain local control, the Arthur Center reemerged in 2003 as a not-for-profit corporation, further expanding its services in 2013 to become a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Today, as Arthur Center Community Health, it continues to serve thousands annually, offering a wide range of mental health, substance abuse, and integrated clinical services across multiple facilities.


Located in Central Missouri, Mexico is a rural community of Audrain County. Mexico offers easy access to major cities while retaining the peace and tranquility of rural living. With a rich history and welcoming atmosphere, staff and Board members of the Arthur Center describe Mexico as large enough to blend while also being small enough to get to know people in a meaningful way. Mexico has an estimated population of 11,543 according to the 2020 U.S. Census.

For more information, be sure to visit the City of Mexico, Missouri Website.


An attractive compensation package and benefits awaits our “ideal” candidate. For more information, please contact:

Wyatt Delaney

Project Coordinator - The Meyers Group

(717) 962-6300

Dr. Stuart I. Meyers, MBA, EdD

President, The Meyers Group

(301) 625-5600 X 1

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