January 2022

Catalpa Health

Mary Downs, CEO

Catalpa Health is a pediatric outpatient mental health and wellness organization that serves more than 9,000 kids annually. Mental health services are provided through clinics in Appleton, Oshkosh, Waupaca, and more than 50 school-based therapy sites. Catalpa provides therapy, psychology, and psychiatry services, and works with kids and their families, to help kids be their best kid selves! Kids of all ages benefit from these services – from birth through age 18. We stay true to our Mission: Helping children and families improve their mental health and wellness. Catalpa is funded by donors and three hospital systems to fill the void in delivering high-quality mental health services for kids.

Catalpa engaged Ascend Talent Strategies to assist with our CEO succession planning process. We were impressed with how quickly they were able to assess the organization’s needs and identify the core competencies for the future CEO. They also assessed internal talent and helped those leaders identify their strengths and development areas. Our leadership transition process was greatly improved due to our partnership with them.

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