Laurie Nafziger

Laurie Nafziger

Laurie Nafziger, ACSW, CHE, is President and CEO of Oaklawn, the community mental health center for Elkhart and St. Joseph counties. Ms. Nafziger is responsible for the strategic and operational oversight of all Oaklawn programs and ensures the development of high quality, cost effective and integrated clinical programs that meet the community’s needs. Ms. Nafziger received a bachelor’s degree from Goshen College and a Master of Social Work from Western Michigan University with a concentration in Policy, Planning and Administration.

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Start With YES

By Laurie Nafziger on Apr 13, 2023 6:30:00 AM

Saying YES gives you a path forward...instead of staying stuck.

I’ve had the pleasure of serving Oaklawn for over 35 years, and as CEO for the past 17. Oaklawn is the community mental health center for the Michiana region, providing behavioral health services to over 25,000 individuals every year. In my tenure, I’ve seen many changes, but perhaps none as transformational as in the last two years. To get here, it took our whole team saying YES to a new way of doing things.

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