Impact Behavioral Health Partners is excited to share that after an extensive search process the Board of Directors has selected Patti Capouch as Impact’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Patti Capouch brings a wealth of leadership experience from a dynamic 20-year career in the field of health and human services. Patti has dedicated her life to working in respectful collaboration with underserved communities to reduce stigma and provide access to healthcare, housing, and social support.
Most recently, Patti was the CEO of Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN), a non-profit organization in Chicago that provides wraparound services such as behavioral health and psychosocial support for individuals living with, and impacted by, HIV/AIDS. Before coming to Chicago, Patti served for 10 years as the Executive Director of the Frannie Peabody Center, the largest AIDS service organization in Maine. It was at Frannie Peabody that Patti developed a passion for housing issues, particularly the ways in which they are unjustly impacted by poverty, racism, and stigma pertaining to mental illness.
Patti received a Master’s in Social Work from Louisiana State University. As a social worker who has been both in the trenches of case management and served as a present-day CEO, Patti understands how every person who is part of the team--from the agency’s staff, board, advocates, donors, and participants--are integral to the success of that agency. Patti enjoys motivating, empowering and mentoring agency leaders, and looks forward to working with Impact to make meaningful change.
Impact looks forward to introducing Patti to each all of its friends and advocates in the Evanston community as it continues in its commitment to mental health treatment and recovery.
Impact Behavioral Health Partners' mission is to develop housing opportunities for adults recovering from chronic mental illnesses, provide a network of support services so that each person can live as independently as possible, and advance the understanding of mental illness and the need for supportive housing.