New CEO announced for Baycrest
– Baycrest announced that it has chosen a new President and Chief
Dr. William E. Reichman (pictured) will join one of the world’s premier academic
health sciences centres focused on aging, brain functioning and mental
health on July 1, 2007. An internationally-known expert in geriatric
mental health and dementia, Dr. Reichman brings with him an outstanding
clinical, academic and executive leadership background from the U.S.
He is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School in New Jersey, where he also serves as Senior
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and President of the Robert Wood
Johnson University Medical Group.
A noted authority on the delivery of mental healthcare in nursing home
settings, he has lectured extensively at major meetings in the U.S.,
Europe and Asia. His academic activities have focused on the
pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and the associated
negative symptoms and apathy in this disorder.
“I feel remarkably privileged to have been given the opportunity to lead
Baycrest, a vital asset of the community, Canada and the world,” says
Dr. Reichman, who is Past-President of the American Association for
Geriatric Psychiatry, an international body with American and Canadian
Dr. Reichman takes over from Stephen W. Herbert, who steps down as
President and CEO of Baycrest after 17 years at the helm. Mr. Herbert
laid the groundwork for Baycrest to become the internationally
recognized leader in the care of older adults, particularly in the areas
of brain functioning and mental health.