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Maryhaven CEO Announces Retirement

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Maryhaven CEO Paul Coleman speaks at the organization's Night of New Beginnings event in October 2015.

Central Ohio’s long-time drug and alcohol treatment advocate will retire from his post at Maryhaven later this year. 

Paul Coleman said his last day as CEO of Maryhaven treatment facilities will be July First.

Coleman has worked at the facility for 25 years. He said it has come a long way since the early ‘90s when roughly 2,000 people were treated, each year. Today, the number is closer to 10,000.

Those who work closest with Coleman knew of his impending retirement.

“We’ve had a succession plan in place for three years," Coleman said. "This is not a surprise to my board, so we are proceeding to find the right man or woman to succeed me.”

Coleman said his final year at the treatment facility has been focused the opiate crisis by helping to pass a funding levy. 

"Having 8 additional detox beds and 4 additional adult inpatient beds to help," Coleman said. "The ADAMH board will be funding those services."

Coleman, who’s 72, said he will spend more time with family and travel.