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Walden Welcomes New COO

Posted on: January 23, 2018 10:00 am

A new year and new beginnings at Walden Behavioral Health in Southern Maryland, with the arrival of a new Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Sam Bauman, Ph.D. 

Dr. Bauman has recently served as Clinical Director at the Calvert Health Department; as the Clinical Director at Grafton Integrated Health Network and as the Director of ACT Services at Community Connections, DC.  Dr. Bauman has over thirty years’ experience in executive management of juvenile justice, substance use disorder treatment, behavioral health and human service agencies.  He has developed and implemented programs for youth & family services, school-based services, primary prevention family strengthening services, rehabilitation services, domestic violence treatment, homeless case management, crisis intervention, jail-based substance use disorder treatment, and dual diagnosis services.  Dr. Bauman has extensive experience as a trainer and has designed and conducted workshops on a variety of behavioral health topics.

Speaking of Dr. Bauman’s appointment, Chief Executive of Walden, Dr. Kathleen O’Brien said “Sam has been a friend of Walden for years and a valued colleague. We are excited that he has joined “Team Walden”.

Dr. Bauman is the recipient of multiple awards including: the Maryland Association of Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Programs Project of the Year for Youth Rehabilitation (1988); the Mental Health Association of Charles County Outstanding Community Service Award (1995); the Maryland Senate Official Citation for Service with Youth and Families Friends of the Family Award (2000); and the City of Alexandria Outstanding Employee Service Award (2005 & 2006). 

Dr. Bauman, who lives in Maryland with his wife and their three children, said “I am thrilled to be welcomed to Walden Behavioral Health, an organization with a magnificent history and an eye to the future.”