David E. Dangerfield has been a Director of Avalon Health Care, Inc. since 2007. Dr. Dangerfield was the Chief Executive Officer and President at Avalon Health Care, Inc. from 2007 until 2012. Currently, he is Chief Operating Officer at Nevada Behavioral Health, Inc. (NBH), a management company that holds capitated risk from insurance companies for their behavioral health benefits. He has consulted for behavioral health and long term care organizations across the nation including as a consultant for the psychiatric services of Avalon Health Care, Inc. and as Senior Advisor to Valley Behavioral Health.
Dr. Dangerfield has had a distinguished career in the field of mental health for over forty years. He has spent his entire career as an advocate, advisor and visionary working to provide greater access, better treatment, hopeful outcomes and more opportunities for those with mental illness. He has developed numerous services that enable people with mental illness to live productive lives in their communities through subsidized housing, skills development, educational opportunities and employment. From 1977 to 2007, Dr. Dangerfield served as Chief Executive Officer for Valley Mental Health Incorporated, a private nonprofit comprehensive mental health center in Salt Lake City, Utah. From 1974-2001, Dr. Dangerfield’s consulting practice, Professional Training Associates (PTA) provided training and knowledge to thousands of individuals working in the human services field, enhancing mental health delivery services across the nation.
Dr. Dangerfield’s many honors and recognition include: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award, Mental Health Association of Utah Comprehensive Service Provider Award, Utah Hospital Association’s Distinguished Service Award, Norman S. Anderson Award for Clinical Excellence, UAMI/Mental Health Association’s Professional of the Year Award, Rocky Mountain Regional Community Mental Health Center Award for outstanding contributions in Utah and Utah National Social Worker of the Year Award.
Dr. Dangerfield graduated from the University of Utah in 1972 with a Doctorate of Social Work after receiving his Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah in 1967 and his Bachelor of Science at the University of Utah in 1965.
Dr. Dangerfield is married and has six children and 12 grandchildren.