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Osei Mevs

VP, Government Relations

Osei Mevs joined Acadia Healthcare in 2021 as Vice President of Government Relations. He oversees Acadia’s government relations and public policy functions and strategies at all levels of government. In addition, Mr. Mevs is responsible for identifying and engaging on legislative, regulatory, and industry risks and opportunities. In this role, Mr. Mevs represents Acadia with industry trade association groups to advance the Company’s positions on critical issues and provides updates to the Acadia Board and senior management on critical governmental developments and their impact on Acadia Healthcare.

Before joining Acadia, Mr. Mevs served as Regional Executive for the American Hospital Association. In this role he worked with the executive teams of healthcare systems and stand-alone healthcare providers in the complex New England region to advocate for and develop healthcare policy that directly impacted New England providers. During the early days of the COVID pandemic, he worked with AHA members to ensure access to newly formed federal COVID programs that provided access to certified personal protection equipment, funding to maintain and support clinical staffing and the equitable distribution of the COVID vaccine.

Prior to joining the American Hospital Association, Mr. Mevs served in multiple leadership positions at LifePoint Health, including Chief of Staff to the CEO and Director of Government Relations. As the Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO, he led a cross-functional accountability team to promote unified project plan integration and achievement for newly acquired hospitals. In addition, he led the creation of an enterprise-wide diversity, inclusion and equity program, which formed one of the Fortune 500’s most diverse boards of Directors.

Earlier in this career, Mr. Mevs served as the Vice President of External Affairs and Business Development at Meharry Medical College, where he was the principal strategist for securing federal and state funding initiatives.

Mr. Mevs earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University and a master’s degree in public health/health policy and management from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York. He is a member of the inaugural class of the Nashville Healthcare Fellows and a member of the Trinity-Pawling School board of trustees.

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