Danbury-based Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism has named a new President and CEO. John D'Eramo will lead the organization starting September 19th. He takes over from Joseph Sullivan, who is retiring after 34 years as President and CEO of MCCA.
D'Eramo was chosen by a search committee because he met MCCA's vision for the future of substance abuse treatment, and has an understanding of today's complex and rapidly changing environment for substance abuse and mental health providers in Connecticut.
D'Eramo served as COO of Connecticut Valley Hospital for the past five years, and transformed the Addiction Services Division to meet the needs of anyone in the community with comprehensive treatment services.
D'Eramo is a Registered Nurse, holding a Bachelor of Science from Sacred Heart University and a Master of Health Care Administration from Western Connecticut State University. In 2008, he received the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Distinguished Managerial Service Award and was also named as one of three State of Connecticut Distinguished Managers. Prior to assuming his current position, D'Eramo was the Director of Hospital and Nursing Services at the Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System.