Stockbridge, MA–April 3, 2023–The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Arlo Ellison to its Board of Trustees. Ellison is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut-based Reliable Silver Corporation, which manufactures industrial intermediates from precious metals in support of numerous industries.
Prior to Reliable, Ellison was involved in the startup of commercial real estate firms, commodities trading operations, and a software development company. “Mr. Ellison’s broad and extensive business acumen is a boon to the Riggs Board of Trustees. We are excited for him to join us in furthering the Center’s mission,” remarked Austen Riggs Center Board Chair Dr. Lisa Raskin.
Active in his Westport, CT community, Ellison has served on numerous boards and committees in leadership roles, participated as a coach and commissioner of youth sports leagues, and volunteered in various capacities at the Saugatuck Congregational Church. “Putting the business skills that I have honed over many years to use in the service of making the lives of others better has long been a guiding principle of mine,” said Ellison. “I believe strongly in the work of the Austen Riggs Center and look forward to putting my skills to use alongside the rest of the exceptional Board of Trustees members.”
About the Austen Riggs Center Board of Trustees
Austen Riggs trustees draw from their experience in a range of fields including mental health treatment, research, and advocacy; higher education; public policy; law; finance; and publishing, to provide guidance to and oversight of the Center’s administration. Current members are: Lisa Raskin, PhD (Chair), John William Ward Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Amherst College; Meiram Bendat, JD, PhD, Founder and President, Psych Appeal; Robert DeNoble, MBA, Advisor/Consultant to Innovative Healthcare Companies; Daniel H. Gillison Jr., BA, Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), founder of the CEO Alliance for Mental Health, and former leader of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF); Joan Goodrich, BA, Retired Vice-President at Bennington College; Nina Gutin, PhD, Clinical psychologist with a private practice in Pasadena, CA, Co-Chair, Coalition of Clinician-Survivors; Laurie Hall, JD, Lawyer at Goulston & Storrs; Dwight Jewson, PhD, Partner, Act3Holdings; Katherine Kennedy, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale School of Medicine; Chair of the Council on Advocacy and Government Relations for the American Psychiatric Association; Kimberlyn Leary, PhD, Senior Vice President, Urban Institute, Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Andrew Lustbader, MD, FAAP, Associate Clinical Professor, Yale Child Study Center; Nancy McWilliams, PhD, Visiting Professor, Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology; Julia Moore, MPPM, LMHC, Executive Coach and Therapist; Jack Po, MD, PhD, Founder of Ansible Health; John Santopietro, MD, Physician-in-Chief, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network; Senior Vice President, Hartford HealthCare; and Ileene Smith, MA, Editor At Large at Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
About the Austen Riggs Center
The Austen Riggs Center is a vital therapeutic community, open psychiatric hospital, and institute for education, research, and advocacy in the field of mental health. Located in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, Riggs has been serving adults since its founding in 1919. In addition to its residential program, Riggs also offers a fully online course of treatment for college students and other emerging adults in MA or NY via its Remote Access Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Riggs’ mission is to promote resilience and self-direction in those with complex psychiatric problems—to help people take charge of their lives. In addition to the Center’s clinical mission, the Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy of the Austen Riggs Center studies individuals in their social contexts through research, training, education, and outreach programs in the local community and beyond. For more information, visit www.austenriggs.org