Samantha Handley Named Trilogy's New CEO

CHICAGO, IL, 1/17/19 - The Board of Directors of Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare today announced its selection of Samantha Handley to be the next President and Chief Executive Officer of Trilogy, a leader in the delivery of mental health services for over 2,500 clients throughout Chicago. Handley, who has served in a variety of leadership roles since first joining the organization 11 years ago, replaces John Mayes who retired on December 31, 2018. 

"I truly love this organization and am excited, honored, and humbled to move forward as the CEO," said Handley upon her appointment. "Trilogy's employees demonstrate a deep commitment and dedication to our mission, each other, and our clients. Our team works tirelessly each and every day to bring Trilogy's special brand of hope, compassion, and respect to those we serve."

Handley was selected after a nationwide search conducted by Kittleman & Associates, an executive recruitment firm specializing in nonprofit organizations. Stephen Fatum, Trilogy’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, praised Handley saying “Samantha’s deep and abiding passion for Trilogy’s mission and clients makes her the ideal choice to lead us into the future at this critical time for behavioral healthcare in Illinois. Her career has been focused on making a difference in the lives of others, and we are confident that she has the right combination of leadership, vision, and experience to advance our mission for many years to come.”

Since joining Trilogy, Samantha has worked with the Board and staff teams to develop and incorporate the organization’s H.E.A.R.T. and Compassion Values Statement into all aspects of Trilogy’s operations and decision-making. She has also been instrumental in the successful implementation of several clinical and administrative programs, including new employee and manager orientation, Trilogy’s award-winning Supported Employment Program, The Beacon Drop-in Center, and its one-of-a-kind Occupational Therapy program.

Handley previously served as Trilogy’s Director of Human Resources and Program Content and as Director of Operations before being promoted to Vice President & COO in 2013. In addition to her operations experience, Handley is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Supervisor Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She also served in a variety of clinical supervisory roles in both inpatient and outpatient settings at other organizations in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Cleveland for 10 years prior to joining Trilogy.