Rachel Legend, MSW, LICSW, is Arbour-Fuller Hospital’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Ms. Legend comes to AHS from Charter-CARE Health Partners in Providence, RI where she was Director of Behavioral Health, responsible for two large urban psychiatric emergency departments, outpatient clinical services as well as 110 inpatient psychiatric beds (geriatric, intensive treatment and med/psych units) across two hospitals. Prior to that, she was CharterCare’s Manager of Centralized Access and Assessment, managing two large psychiatric emergency departments. She also held the position of Interim Executive Director and Program Director for Youth Pride, Inc. in Providence, RI.

In 2008, she received a national award, along with entertainer K.D. Lang and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, from the Human Rights Campaign for her work with youth in California. More recently, she graduated from Leadership Rhode Island’s year-long program for Rhode Island leaders and was recognized by Rhode Island College with the Annual Diversity Award.

Ms. Legend graduated Cum Laude from San Jose State University in California with a BS in Administration of Justice, and has a MSW from Rhode Island College.

 

From AHS News, March/April 2016