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Debbie Osteen

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining Acadia in December 2018, Ms. Osteen served as Executive Vice President of Universal Health Services, Inc., and President of UHS’s behavioral health division for 19 years. Ms. Osteen helped UHS’s behavioral health division grow from 23 facilities to 324 with a net revenue of nearly $5 billion. Under Ms. Osteen’s leadership, UHS acquired Cygnet Health Care and the adult services division of Cambian Group in the United Kingdom.

Ms. Osteen currently serves as a board member of the National Healthcare Council. She was the past President of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (now known as the National Association of Behavioral Healthcare), and she also served on the Executive Committee of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a public-private partnership advancing the national strategy for suicide prevention.

Ms. Osteen was ranked 33rd in Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2019 list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare,” and she has, on multiple occasions, been named among the magazine’s “Top 25 Women in Healthcare.”

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