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President & CEO Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey - President / CEO

Bill Bailey, Cenikor Foundation President and CEO has successfully led the organization through significant growth and intentional transformation since 2004.

During his tenure, Cenikor expanded from 3 to 10 locations providing vital addiction recovery treatment to thousands of Texans suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder. Bill’s dedication to Cenikor and the behavioral health community is centered on raising public awareness in the areas of treatment, prevention, education, and continuing a progressive movement on a national level.

Bill’s leadership, derived from 30-years of executive experience with Hillcrest Health System and InterFirst Bank, has contributed to his expertise in strategic planning, board development, community development, and corporate partnerships. A proud supporter of the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Houston Food Bank, and Boy Scouts of America, Bill provides direction and advocacy for two universities, and several church committees.

A strong proponent of philanthropy in the communities served by Cenikor recovery centers, Bill is a catalyst for innovation and advancement at the State Association of Substance Use Providers in Texas, and the Houston Network for Behavioral Health Providers, where he is a member as well as the Chair of the Policy Committee. He was also nominated by the Secretary of Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to serve as one of 15 members of the Insurance Parity Work Group for the State of Texas. Additionally, Bill is a member of the Addiction Committee for the National Council for Behavioral Health and served on other national work groups.

Bill is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Real Estate Finance.