NORTON, Kan.— New leader brings more than 35 years of health care experience to new role. Daniel McCormick will become the next President and CEO of Valley Hope, the Board of Directors announced today. McCormick will begin his new duties on June 1.

McCormick has a distinguished career serving as a senior executive and business advisor for more than 35 years. Most recently, he was a managing partner of The Chancellor Group LLC in Minneapolis, Minn., a full-service consulting firm that specializes in various strategic, operational and financial issues within the healthcare industry, focusing on behavioral health, addiction treatment and recovery services.

“We are excited to have Dan’s expertise to lead Valley Hope at this critical time in our organization’s history,” said Patti Yaussi, Board of Directors chairwoman. “Dan is highly accomplished healthcare executive who has successfully led various health care organizations at different stages of their lives, from startups to turnarounds to growth and sustainability. We look forward to what he can bring to Valley Hope.”

“It is a privilege to be able to join an organization with Valley Hope’s history of service and  innovation in the addiction treatment industry,” – McCormick

The search for a new CEO began more than nine months ago when former president and CEO Pat George decided to step away from the organization.

“It is a privilege to be able to join an organization with Valley Hope’s history of service and innovation in the addiction treatment industry,” McCormick said. “In a time of increasing competition and changes within the industry, it is important to position Valley Hope to remain at the forefront of addiction treatment for the next 50 years.”

McCormick’s previous experience includes serving as CEO of the Hazelden Foundation, a national addiction treatment organization based in Minneapolis, Minn. He also was president and CEO of ETR Associates in Scotts Valley, Calif., a nonprofit leader in behavioral health design providing health education, training, research and consulting solutions to a national clientele. In addition, McCormick was senior vice president and executive director at Phoenix House New England, a behavioral health organization based in Providence, R.I. He earned a bachelor of science in finance and a master’s degree in health care administration, both from the University of Minnesota.

About Valley Hope:

A nonprofit, Joint Commission certified alcohol and drug treatment organization headquartered in Norton, Kan., Valley Hope offers residential and outpatient services at 17 locations in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. Since its founding in 1967, Valley Hope has helped more than 308,000 individuals overcome addiction. Learn more at or follow Valley Hope on Facebook,; Twitter, @ValleyHopeAssoc; and LinkedIn, For help, call (800) 544-5101.