Ken Burdick takes on next CEO role at LifeStance Health

National mental health provider LifeStance appointed industry veteran Ken Burdick as CEO and chair, effective Sept. 7. 

Mr. Burdick formerly held executive positions at Centene, WellCare and UnitedHealthcare. 

"[Mr. Burdick] is an accomplished industry veteran with a deep understanding of today's healthcare landscape and a history of driving profitable growth at companies that are truly making a difference in people's lives," LifeStance's board of directors said in a Sept. 8 news release from the company.

Mr. Burdick is replacing Michael Lester, the company's founder.

"We wish [Mr. Lester] all the best as he transitions to retirement and look forward to continuing our relationship with [him] in his new role as a strategic adviser to the company," the board said in the release.



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