Rose Hill Center is delighted to announce the appointment of Shawn Bryson, LMSW as our new Clinical Director as of October 5. With more than 30 years of behavioral health experience, Shawn brings with her the expertise and clinical knowledge necessary expand and enhance Rose Hill’s already effective treatment services. Shawn recently moved from Grand Blanc, MI to Waterford with her husband of 34 years, and their papillon Dante. They enjoy sporting events, performing arts and spending quality time with their adult daughter and son-in-law on the weekends.
After obtaining degrees at both Virginia Union University and Wayne State University, Shawn was chosen to be part of an elite group of behavioral health professionals from across the country to participate in the National Council of Behavior Health’s inaugural program, Addressing Health Disparities Leadership. Participants graduate from this program equipped to lead and sustain efforts to eliminate health disparities among the people and communities they serve. She has worked in leadership positions with adults and children, in both behavioral health and individuals with developmental disabilities. Shawn embodies the values that drive Rose Hill. She is recovery focused, person-centered, and deeply committed to advocating for individuals living with behavioral health challenges.
Shawn is keenly aware of the benefits of meaningful activity in the lives of individuals with mental illness. She was most recently working with clients through Community Network Services (CNS) in Oakland Co., with a special interest in vocational and employment services. When asked about this, Shawn said, “When you think of your own life and the importance of work not only to provide income but to give you a sense of purpose and identity. Without work (paid or volunteer) as an adult it leaves a void that is difficult to fill with any other substitute”.
In her new role as Clinical Director, Shawn has plans to carry on the work of Rose Hill Center which first attracted her to our community, “I look forward to my work at Rose Hill guiding the facilitation of evidence based clinical interventions, allowing people to re-enter their community in productive ways.”
Shawn’s many years of experience and training in leadership will serve our residents well as she and her staff continue to provide state-of-the-art therapies. Please help us welcome Shawn to the Rose Hill family. We look forward to her leadership as she guides us towards an even brighter future.