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President and Chief Executive Officer



Thomas P. Royer, MPA, has been Beech Brook’s president/chief executive officer since November of 2017.

For Tom, Beech Brook has always been more than just a place to work. Caring for Beech Brook kids has been a multi-generational mission for the Royer family, beginning with his grandparents, who served as houseparents on the campus in the 1950’s, and continuing through the generations that followed.

Tom brings a wide range of experience designing and managing community-based mental health, social service, prevention and early intervention programs to his role as president/CEO. He served the organization in many capacities since joining the staff in 1991, beginning in direct service positions in the school-based program and moving up through a number of leadership roles. Before assuming his current role, he oversaw all programs and services and represented Beech Brook externally with many groups.

Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ohio University and received his Master of Public Administration from Cleveland State University. He and his wife Nancy have one adult daughter, Brittany.

Executive Vice President

Carolyn Szweda, MBA, MSW, LISW-S

Chief Quality and Compliance Officer

LaVisa Bell, MSM, CPHQ

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Karvonen, CPA