Leon M. Hoover, MSW

Leon M. Hoover, MSW, has more than 20 years of experience in the health care and financial services fields.    He brings executive expertise in organizational strategy and turnarounds, in performance management, and strategy development and implementation.

Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Hoover served as the Chief Executive Officer for Kings View Corporation, responsible for $14 million in revenue growth over the course of ten years.  At Kings View, he expanded the organization’s service line strategy and developed the executive team and infrastructure for the expansion.   In addition, Mr. Hoover worked with the Kings View team to create a new approach – and new tools – for performance measurement and management.     He was accountable to the Kings View board for the successful clinical and financial performance of the organization.

Prior to joining Kings View, Mr. Hoover served as the Vice President of Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic States for Everence, a faith-based financial services organization.   In this role, Mr. Hoover was responsible for regional operations, staffing, marketing, and sales.   He led the regional sales strategy and sales management, with forty-five independently contracted and employed financial advisors.   He was responsible for annual sales of over $70 million.

Before his work with Everence, Mr. Hoover was the Executive Director of Advantage Behavioral Health, a provider-owned and provider-operated for-profit managed behavioral health company.   In this role, he worked with the provider organization owners to identify market opportunities and develop contracts with health plans.    Mr. Hoover was also responsible for the management of the risk-based capitated behavioral health contracts, with operations in over thirty counties throughout Pennsylvania with contracts covering 230,000 members.

Mr. Hoover received his Masters in Management of Business Administration degree in 1996 and his Masters of Social Work degree in 1981.  Most recently, Mr. Hoover became a Certified Interim Executive Professional from the Third Sector Interim Executive Academy in April 2019.